Annual Symposium

The Annual Symposium is your chance to learn about the latest research in skin biology and disease, see what core services the center provides, interact with other center members, establish new collaborations, and share your skin-relevant research in poster format.

2021 UM-SBDRC Virtual Annual Symposium

Thursday, March 4, 2021
8:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual event on Zoom

Poster Presentations

If you are interested in sharing your research at our virtual annual symposium, please read the Poster Presentation Guidelines.

Keynote Speaker

Richard Gallo, MD, PhD

"Lessons From the Skin Microbiome in Innate Immunity and Human Disease"

World renowned medical scientist, Dr. Gallo is the Irma Gigli Distinguished Professor & Chairman of the Dermatology Department at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine where his research specializes in the fields of human immunology, skin biology and the microbiome. Learn more about the Gallo Lab.

 

 

Agenda

8:00 - 8:20 am - Welcome & UM-SBDRC Overview

Research Updates: UM-SBDRC PILOT AWARDS

8:20 – 8:30 am - Single-Cell RNA-Seq analysis of the effect of NETs in TH17 polarization - James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)

8:30 – 8:40 am - Dissecting the role of CD13/Aminopeptidase N in scleroderma pathogenesis - Eliza Pei-Suen Tsou, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator); David A. Fox, M.D. (Co-Investigator); Dinesh Khanna, M.B.B.S. (Co-Investigator); M. Asif Amin, M.B.B.S. (Co-Investigator)

8:40 - 8:50 am - Elucidating the cellular and molecular role of PIXT1 in skin inflammation and UVB-mediated keratinocyte apoptosis - Michelle Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)

8:50 - 9:00 am - Role of each member of the IL-36 cytokines in keratinocyte immune responses - Mrinal K. Sarkar, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator) 

9:00 - 9:10 am - Live imaging of neutrophil infiltration in stressed skin in real time in vivo - Carole Parent, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator); Pierre Coulombe, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)

9:10 - 9:20 am - Investigating the role of VGLL3 in antiviral immune responses - Allison Billi, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator); Olesya Plazyo, Ph.D. (Post Doctorate Co-Investigator)

9:20 - 9:30 am - The role of Yap/Taz in dermal extracellular matrix homeostasis and aging - Gary Fisher, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator); Taihao Quan, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)

Research Updates: UM-SBDRC INNOVATION AWARDS 

9:30 - 9:35 am - Transcriptomic profiling for nascent RNA to identify distinct mediators of early inflammatory response in keratinocytes - Matthew T. Patrick, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator); Lam C. Tsoi, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)

 9:35 - 9:40 am - Prediction of regulatory elements related to Th17 differentiation in skin-homing T Cells - James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator); Zhaolin Zhang, Ph.D. (Post Doctorate Co-Investigator) 

9:40 - 9:45 am - Targeting CD200 in a Mouse Model of Basal Cell Carcinoma - Sunny Wong, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)

9:45 - 10:45 am - Break & Poster Viewing/Nominations 

10:45 - 11:45 am - Keynote Address:

Lessons from the Skin Microbiome in Innate Immunity and Human Disease

Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Chairman of the Dermatology Department, University of California San Diego School of Medicine 

11:45 – 11:50 am - Present & Future Collaborations

11:50 - 12 noon - Closing Remarks & Poster Awards

Contact us

Carmel McKeon

Administrator, UM-SBDRC