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 62 members from multiple schools and colleges at the University of Michigan and from the NIH and outside institutes and universities throughout the US. 

Our UM-SBDRC Faculty have a diverse array of backgrounds and expertise:

  • bioinformatics
  • biomedical engineering
  • bone marrow transplantation
  • cardiology
  • dentistry
  • dermatology
  • genetics
  • infectious disease
  • material sciences
  • mechanical engineering
  • mechanisms of photodamage
  • medicine
  • microbiology immunology
  • molecular biology
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology
  • pathology
  • pediatrics
  • 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.