Our primary goal is to gain insight into the mechanisms of immune response in common skin conditions. We want to provide knowledge and tools for the development of novel skin therapeutics to make a difference for patients suffering from skin disorders. Our lab has the unique focus on bringing scientific research from the bench to the bedside, working extensively with collaborators at UCLA, around the country and abroad.
Currently, our main project is acne vulgaris, an extremely common skin disease that affects most people at some point in their lifetimes. In the United States, more than 50 million people suffer from this condition. The disease is important because it occurs frequently and profoundly affects patients’ self-esteem.
Our key achievements in this project include the following:
At this stage, we have set new targets for our research focus:
Our major affiliations are:
Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our work. The following opportunities are open in our lab.
We welcome applications from individuals with MD, PhD or equivalent training who are seriously pursuing a career in science. We are especially looking for applicants with a strong background in immunology, skin biology and molecular biology.
Interested applicants should send a CV, a description of their research experience and interests and contact information for references. The possibility of applying for postdoctoral fellowships through national and international agencies is highly valued.
We welcome highly motivated and self-driven medical students interested in pursuing a career as a physician scientist. Interested students should contact us to inquire about unique research opportunities.
We have the opportunity to accommodate enthusiastic and dedicated undergraduate students on our research team. We expect serious effort and a long-term commitment, and, in return, we will provide the opportunity to participate in an active research project in the lab.