December 3, 2020

UM-SBDRC welcomes new members

Please join the UM Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center in welcoming our newest members:

  • Seok-Jo Kim, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), University of Michigan Medical School
  • Shawn G. Kwatra, MD, Department of Dermatology, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Lev Prasov, MD, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Human Genetics University of Michigan Medical School             

The UM-SBDRC seeks to expand the community of skin researchers by helping to support early investigators and to promote interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration with groups outside the field of dermatology. We aim to facilitate, enhance and accelerate skin disease research and its translation to clinical application. 

Our members benefit from access to the UM-SBDRC's:

  • 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.