Luis Garza, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Garza's research focuses upon what controls and maintains skin identity. Regions of our skin are remarkably diverse in function and features. Despite constant cellular turnover, each area’s features are remarkably maintained. The Garza Laboratory is studying how under normal conditions identity is actively maintained and how it might be manipulated. In addition, this group is studying how during wounding skin identity is typically lost (i.e. scar), but under rare situations complete regeneration occurs.
This free event is hosted by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, UM Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center, UM Medical School and Department of Dermatology, and is open to all with interest in skin biology and disease research.