Visiting Speaker Series

The UM Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Center regularly hosts outstanding skin-oriented researchers for its Visiting Speaker Series. Directed by Dr. Sunny Wong, the goals of this series are to:

  • promote innovative thinking and new ideas among Center members and attendees,
  • encourage interaction between among Center members, and
  • inspire new collaborations.

Recommendations for speakers are solicited annually from Center members, with final selections made by the Operations/Executive Committee. Invited speakers will be engaged in outstanding cutaneous research, developing novel technology or developing other approaches of interest to Center members.

2020 Visiting Speakers

Luis Garza, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: “Appendage Regeneration”

Michael D. Rosenblum, M.D., Ph.D. (2020 Annual Symposium Keynote Speaker), Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine: "Immune Regulation in Skin"

Bethany Perez White, Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: "Checks and Balances: Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling Networks Ensure Epidermal Homeostasis"

Lynn Petukhova, Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Columbia University: "Leveraging biomedical data resources to improve our understanding of hidradenitis suppurativa"

Xiaomin Bao, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University: "Transcriptional regulation of human epidermal tissue regeneration”



Sunny Wong, PhD

Sunny Wong, PhD

Director, UM-SBDRC Speaker Series