P&F Awardees

Pilot Awards

  • James Elder, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatology, University of Michigan: "Single-Cell RNA-Seq analysis of the effect of NETs in TH17 polarization"
  • Eliza Pei-Suen Tsou, Ph.D., Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), University of Michigan: "Dissecting the role of CD13/Aminopeptidase N in scleroderma pathogenesis"
  • Gargi Ghosh, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn: "Multi-functional hybrid hydrogel for wound healing"
  • Michelle Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), University of Michigan: "Elucidating the cellular and molecular role of PIXT1 in skin inflammation And UVB-mediated keratinocyte apoptosis"
  • Mrinal Sarkar, Ph.D., Dermatology, University of Michigan: "Role of each member of the IL-36 cytokines in keratinocyte immune responses"

Pilot Awards

  • Carole Parent, Ph.D. & Pierre Coulombe, Ph.D. "Live imaging of neutrophil infiltration in stressed skin in real time in vivo"
  • Olesya Plazyo, Ph.D. (Post-Doc) & Allison Billi, M.D., Ph.D. (Mentor) "Investigating the role of VGLL3 in antiviral immune responses"
  • Gary Fisher, Ph.D. & Taihao Quan, M.D., Ph.D. "The Role YAP/TAZ in Dermal Extracellular Matrix Homeostatus and Aging

Innovation Awards

  • Matthew Patrick, Ph.D. & Lam C. Tsoi, Ph.D. "Transcriptomic profiling for nascent RNA to identify distinct mediators of early inflammatory response in keratinocytes"
  • Zhaolin Zhang, Ph.D. (Post-Doc) & James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D. (Mentor) "Prediction of regulatory elements related to Th17 differentiation in skin-homing T cells"
  • Sunny Wong, Ph.D. "Targeting CD200 in a Mouse Model of Basal Cell Carcinoma"