The Training Program in Cell and Molecular Dermatology at the University of Michigan is designed to foster the development of clinical and basic research in dermatology through the training of scientists and physicians for careers in Dermatology and related skin sciences. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) continuously since 1977, the program provides an exciting and supportive learning environment that integrates clinical and basic science knowledge relevant to dermatology.
Our basic research program offers training opportunities in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry as they relate to the skin. We utilize state-of-the-art research tools including genomics and gene expression array analysis, DNA sequencing, genetic linkage, and transgenic mice, in addition to a wide array of traditional tools in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Our clinical and translational research program offers research training opportunities in cutaneous oncology, cosmetic dermatology, and clinical pharmacology. Activities in these areas interface closely with the basic research program to facilitate the direct study of normal and abnormal human skin, as well as skin exposed to ultraviolet light and surgical intervention. Our clinical research program also features training in research design and analysis, outcomes analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis.
The training program is comprised of primary and secondary preceptors from both within and outside the Department of Dermatology. To learn more about the interests and publications of each preceptor, follow the links below to their Michigan Experts Profiles.