Thursday, February 18, 2021

UCI/UM Joint Symposium on Skin Research

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The University of California Irvine Skin Biology Resource Center and the University of Michigan Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center are co-hosting this virtual event. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)
Virtual event on Zoom

This is your chance to learn about each Center's research initiatives in exciting, fast paced presentations, group discussions, ending in a virtual social. Only Investigators attending this research symposium will be eligible to apply for joint institutional Pilot grants; details will be announced during the Symposium. 


12:00-12:25pm - Welcome and overview of each Center's Core Services
12:25-1:15pm - Panel 1:

Arthur Lander, M.D., Ph.D., University of California Irvine
"Of mice and moles: insights into collective cell behaviors in the skin"

Xing Dai, Ph.D., University of California Irvine
"Single-cell approaches to study skin inflammation and repair"

1:15-2:05pm - Panel 2:

Alex Tsoi, Ph.D., University of Michigan
“From data to biology: integrative multi-omics approach to understand disease heterogeneity”

Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan
 "Novel insights into psoriasis pathogenesis through single cell and spatial RNA sequencing"

2:05-2:25pm - Break out room discussions
2:25-2:35pm - Break
2:35-3:25pm - Panel 3:

Qing Nie, Ph.D., University of California Irvine
"Spatiotemporal reconstruction of multicellular interactions from static single-cell genomics data"

Julie Wiedemann, Ph.D. candidate, University of California Irvine
"Region-specific differences in human epidermal differentiation at a single-cell level"

3:25-4:15pm - Panel 4:

Mrinal Sarkar, Ph.D., University of Michigan
"STING-IFN-κ-APOBEC3G pathway mediates resistance to CRISPR transfection in keratinocytes"

Allison Billi, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan
"Skin & bones: Klk6-induced psoriasiform dermatitis drives inflammatory arthritis”

4:14-4:35pm - Break out room discussions
4:35-4:40pm - Closing Remarks
4:40-5:00pm - Virtual Social 

This symposium is open to University of California-Irvine SBDC and the University of Michigan SBDRC members, their lab staff and respective departments If you are interested in attending this virtual symposium, email Carmel McKeon at