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Skin Research Interest Group

The Skin Research Interest Group is a seminar, data club and journal club that meets the first Monday of every month throughout the academic year. We have a variety of internal and external speakers from all levels in their careers. Our discussions focus on skin biology and translational research.

Faculty Organizer: Jillian Richmond, PhD

Email jillian.richmond@umassmed.edu to be added to the mailing list or to sign up to present!

2020 Speakers:

Month Speaker Institution Topic
January Bill Damsky Yale JAK inhibitors in dermatologic diseases
February Jillian Richmond UMass The role of B cells in CLE
March Colton Garelli UMass (Richmond Lab) Canine discoid lupus erythematosus
April Maggi Ahmed Refat UMass (Harris Lab) Melanocyte keratinocyte transplantation surgery for vitiligo
May Joe Breier Nanostring Morphology Driven High-Plex Spatial Analysis of Tissue Microenvironments
June Karen Wiss UMass Epidermolysis bullosa
July – holiday      
August Ravi Bharadwaj UMass (Silverman Lab) Slc46a2 in skin development
September - holiday      
October (Global Derm Seminar) Brett King Yale JAK inhibitors
November Kevin Gao UMass (Rothstein Lab) Skin involvement in SAVI mice
December Shannon Bromley MGH The role of IL-4 in skin Trm formation

2019 Speakers:

Month Speaker Institution Topic
February (inaugural meeting) Jillian Richmond UMass Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus immunopathogenesis
March - canceled due to weather      
April Keith Fukuda UMass (Harris Lab) Melanoma mouse model
May 6 - Lupus Day! Ann Rothstein UMass/LFNE Everyone please register and attend: https://lupusne.org/events/umass-lupus-medical-and-educational-symposium/
June Alec Gramann UMass (Ceol Lab) Melanoma zebrafish models
July – holiday     Psoriasis
August Maryanne Senna MGH Autoimmune hair loss
September Jillian Richmond UMass Morphea immunopathogenesis
October Rebecca Riding UMass (Harris Lab) type I IFN in vitiligo and melanoma
November Joonsoo Kang UMass Atopic dermatitis
December – winter break