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Cailin Moira Wilke '06, PhD

Cailin Wilke '06, PhD

Scientific Director

Hoboken, NJ

Cailin is a Scientific Director at Alligent Group, a medical strategy firm in Stirling, New Jersey.  She leads development of immuno-oncology product messaging, program strategy, and medical education assets including virtual and augmented reality approaches.  Happily, her position involves frequent travel to international oncology and immuno-oncology conferences.  She speaks fluent French.

Before joining Alligent Group, Cailin worked as a medical writer at KnowledgePoint360 (now Ashfield Healthcare) and as a freelance science writer and medical editor.  Since 2012, she has been singing with Ensemble Companio, a New England-based chamber choir founded by Cornellians (  Cailin has served as the Ensemble Advocate and is currently in her second of three years as President.  She believes firmly in the importance of a work-life balance that allows for both creative and career-focused challenges. 

Cailin completed her PhD at the University of Michigan in 2011, studying the relationship between tumors and the immune system under the guidance of Weiping Zou, MD, PhD.  She earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell in 2006, where she was advised by Dean Susan Henry.  While at Cornell, she was a Biology Student Advisor and CALS Ambassador, sung with and held various leadership roles in the Cornell University Chorus, and spent 6 months studying biology and completing an internship at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland.