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Skin Research Interest Group

The Skin Research Interest Group is a seminar, data club and journal club that meets Mondays at noon once per 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.

Please also consider attending Global Dermatology Talks on other Mondays each month!

Faculty Organizers: Jillian Richmond, PhD & Sarah Whitley, MD PhD

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

2024 Speakers:

Month Speaker Institution Topic Location Zoom Link
January          
February 5 Nuria Guiterrez Martinez UMass Chan (Harris Lab)     Click here to livestream this talk
March 4 Silverman Lab UMass Chan     Click here to livestream this talk
April 8 Jane Chuprin UMass Chan (Rashighi Lab)     Click here to livestream this talk
May 6 Dr. Gulsum Yildiz-Altay UMass Chan (Richmond Lab)     Click here to livestream this talk
June 3 Jafira Johnson UMass Chan (Orzalli Lab)     Click here to livestream this talk
July 1 Garber Lab UMass Chan     Click here to livestream this talk
August 5 Enxhi Ferraj UMass Chan (Kang lab)     Click here to livestream this talk
September 9 Fitzgerald Lab UMass Chan     Click here to livestream this talk
October 7 Dr. Ramon Almela Tufts Comparative Immunology Approaches to Veterinary Dermatology 8th floor LRB (rm 816) Click here to livestream this talk
November 4 Soheila Sobhani UMass Chan (Whitley Lab)     Click here to livestream this talk
December 9 Yiyen Erin Chen MIT/Broad      

2023 Speakers:

Month Speaker Institution Topic Location Zoom Link
January 23 Yuqing Wang UMass (Garber Lab) Single cell transcriptomics in inflammatory skin diseases    
February 6 Qi Tang UMass (Khvorova Lab) siRNA therapeutics for inflammatory skin diseases    
March 20 Jillian Richmond UMass Resident memory T cells in cutaneous lupus    
April 3 Hassan Fakih UMass (Khvorova Lab) Delivery of therapeutic RNA medicine into skin through novel tools    
May 2 (note: Tuesday date) Lupus Day UMass & LFNE Register here    
June 12 Mushi Li UMass (Whitley lab) Neuroimmune interactions in control of cutaneous immune homeostasis 8th floor LRB (rm 816) Click here to livestream this talk
July – holiday          
August 14 Katherine Gross UMass (Khvorova Lab) Chemical engineering of therapeutic siRNAs for the modulation of gene expression in skin 8th floor LRB (rm 816) Click here to livestream this talk
September - holiday          
October 2 Sarah Whitley UMass TBD 8th floor LRB (rm 816)  
November 6 Matt Vesely Yale TBD 8th floor LRB (rm 816) Click here to livestream this talk
December 4 Saeed Shakiba UMass (Harris Lab) Spatial and -omics approaches to understand immune cell recruitment in CLE 8th floor LRB (rm 816)  

Follow the link below for a list of past speakers and seminars

Past speakers and seminars