Thank you to the Department of Veterans Affairs for renewing our Merit award (R01-equivalent)!
Our group investigates mechanisms that regulate the skin’s response to injury and inflammation. We use and invent genetic and genomic tools to decipher neuroimmune programs at single-cell resolution that control skin renewal and regeneration. Skin permits direct sampling of diseased tissue, and we leverage patient samples to discover molecular circuits that drive inflammatory skin diseases. We aim to heal injured skin without a scar and to identify new biomarkers and therapeutic targets for personalized medicine.