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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology

Research

Intensive research efforts to develop new therapies.

Clinical Trials

Treatments developed through our investigators' trials might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices or new ways to use existing treatments. Search our list of ongoing trials to learn more or find out how to participate in a study.

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Areas of Research

Cell Behavior & Wound Healing

Several laboratories are investigating the roles of epidermal proteins and glycolipids in cell-cell adhesion, communication migration and differentiation and wound healing.
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Genetic & Epigenetic Modulation

Department faculty have been investigating new strategies to manipulate the expression of genes in primary keratinocytes in order to treat inflammatory, neoplastic and genetic skin disease.  
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Skin Cancer

Skin cancers are the most common human neoplasias. Scientists within our department are conducting both basic and translation research on each of these distinct types of cutaneous cancers.
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Research Training

Training Grant in Cutaneous Biology

Through mentoring, didactic conferences, research seminars, journal clubs and practical experience, we provide T32 fellows with a fundamental knowledge base in cutaneous biology and teach them how to rigorously apply the scientific method to test specific hypotheses.

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Affiliated Center

Skin Biology & Diseases Resource-Based Center

The Skin Biology & Diseases Resource-Based Center has promoted outstanding bench and clinical research in cutaneous biology by providing high-quality technical services, enhancing education and communication among our members and facilitating translational research. We are funded through the NIH-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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