Cutaneous Biology Trainees
Andrea Calvert, PhD
Dr. Calvert's post-doctoral research focused on using bio-inspired nanomaterials to treat various diseases, including cancer and inflammation.
Rosa Ventrella, PhD
Dr. Ventrella's post-doctoral research focused on utilizing Xenopus skin to elucidate mechanisms that regulate cellular transdifferentiation.
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD
As a clinician scientist, Dr. Chovatiya was interested in applying a combination of approaches to better understand and treat patients with atopic dermatitis and pruritus.
Shuai (Steve) Xu, MD, MSc
As a physician-engineer, Dr. Xu was interested in the translation of breakthrough electrical engineering, materials science, and health information technology towards addressing major unmet clinical needs.
Xiaolong (Alan) Zhou, MD
Dr. Zhou focused his post-doctoral research in the area of the genomics of cutaneous lymphomas.
Lauren Graham, MD/PhD
Dr. Graham collaborated on a study demonstrating that loss of the intradermal fat layer occurs before fibrosis. Using a lineage tracing model, myofibroblasts in fibrosis developed from adiponectin-positive intradermal progenitors.
Duncan Dam, PhD
Dr. Dam studied the membrane-based molecular mechanism for activation of IGF-1 receptor in normal keratinocytes, including with GM3 depletion.
Bethany E. Perez White, PhD
Dr. White's doctoral studies were focused on defining a novel epithelial-mesenchymal transition mechanism in breast cancer as a result of PKCα overexpression.
Joshua Broussard, PhD
Dr. Broussard studied the function of DSMs in mechanotransduction.