Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center

WELCOME to the University of Michigan Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center!

The UM-Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center (UM-SBDRC) seeks to expand the community of skin researchers by supporting early investigators and promoting interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration with groups outside the field of dermatology. 

Center members benefit from unique and specialized core services and programs that leverage our established expertise in skin research and the institution's robust research infrastructure. 

Overall Goals

  • enhance the effectiveness of ongoing basic and translational cutaneous biology research,
  • broaden the scope of skin disease research by attracting new investigators and through interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • enable rapid transitions from discovery to function,
  • address biological and disease contexts, and
  • facilitate development of appropriate, state-of-the-art in silico and in vivo disease mouse models.

We aim to facilitate, enhance and accelerate skin disease research toward new discoveries that will ultimately benefit a wide range of patients with cutaneous disorders.