Membership in the UM-SBDRC helps support early investigators and promote interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration with groups outside the field of dermatology. The UM-SBDRC research community comprises members from multiple schools and colleges at the University of Michigan and from the NIH and outside institutes and universities throughout the US.

Our faculty and PIs have a diverse array of backgrounds:

  • bioinformatics
  • biomedical engineering
  • bone marrow transplantation
  • cardiology
  • dentistry
  • dermatology
  • genetics
  • infectious disease
  • material sciences
  • mechanisms of photodamage
  • medicine
  • microbiology immunology
  • molecular biology
  • oncology
  • pathology
  • pharmacology
  • rheumatology
  • skin aging
  • surgery
  • systems biology
  • wound healing

Membership Benefits

UM-SBDRC membership supports access to:

  • Animal Modeling Core resources supporting development and use of state-of-the-art mouse models for those interested in pursuing skin-related studies in mice.
  • Functional Analytics Core resources offering systems biology analyses, disease- and cytokine-specific gene expression profiling, as well as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing services in keratinocytes for generation of both knock-out and knock-in keratinocytes.
  • Administrative Core resources including funding opportunities for new and established skin investigators; scientific enrichment opportunities (.e.g., annual symposia, quarterly speaker series and more); as well as education, mentoring, and training to support early career skin researchers.

Types of UM-SBDRC Membership:

Full Members:
UM faculty and PIs with research focus and interest in cutaneous biology and/or disease, who are engaged in collaborative, pilot, or exploratory studies in this area.
Clinical Associate Members:
Clinical faculty who participate in skin-related research as co-investigators. Collaboration with basic or translational researchers is essential for translation of basic and preclinical research and to promote communication between basic scientists and clinicians.
Affiliated Members:
Faculty from other institutions (non-UM), who are engaged in funded research projects and have a well-defined interest in cutaneous biology and/or disease.

Become a Member

Membership Responsibilities & Guidelines:

UM-SBDRC Members must:

  • exhibit responsible conduct of research
  • abide by all institutional regulations, including the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
  • follow Institutional Review Board regulations, and
  • obtain appropriate permissions for all research with animals, human subjects, and biohazardous agents before such projects are initiated.