Amy S Paller, MD

Amy S Paller, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center (SDRC)

Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology

Professor in Dermatology and Pediatrics-Dermatology

Contact

Clinic (for patients): 312-227-6060
Administrative office: 312-695-3721

NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 1600
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611

apaller( at )northwestern.edu

Hospital Affiliations

I am on the medical staff at the following Feinberg-affiliated hospital(s)

Education and Certification

MD: Stanford University (1978)
Residency: Northwestern McGaw/Children’s Memorial Hospital, Pediatrics (1981)
Residency: Northwestern McGaw/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dermatology (1983)
Fellowship: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dermatology (1984)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Dermatology (1984)
Board Certification: Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatrics

Interests

Description of Interests

The Paller lab studies the role of gangliosides (sphingolipids), which regulate lipid raft-based signaling, in skin, particularly in diabetic wound healing and skin cancer. The lab uses DNA- and RNA-n... read more
The Paller lab studies the role of gangliosides (sphingolipids), which regulate lipid raft-based signaling, in skin, particularly in diabetic wound healing and skin cancer. The lab uses DNA- and RNA-nanoconjugates as topical gene therapy to treat diabetic ulcers, psoriasis, skin cancer and other skin overgrowth disorders, and rare genetic skin problems. Dr. Paller is the PI of Northwestern's Skin Disease Research Center, which includes 3 Cores dedicated to providing service to researchers of skin biology. As a pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Paller specializes in genetic (esp. ichthyoses and EB) and immune-mediated inflammatory (esp. eczema, psoriasis and autoimmune disorders) in children and, as director of pediatric dermatology clinical research, has led >70 clinical trials; she is currently conducting research on eczema, psoriasis, ichthyoses, and epidermolysis bullosa.

Interests (Keywords)

Biochemistry: Lipids; Cancer: Skin; Cutaneous Biology; Dermatology; Extracellular Matrix; Genetics; Signal Transduction; Skin

Research and Publications

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