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Our Research

Our research focuses on complex diseases that affect the skin and other organs including autoimmunity and cancer. We are interested in understanding how autoimmunity occurs, including triggers and immunopathogenesis, and what we can do to stop it through development of treatment options. We are also interested in understanding how to tweak the adaptive immune system to recognize cancers for immunotherapy. We use several different models to study pathology, with an emphasis on immune cell migration and function in the skin, and cross-talk between the immune system and the skin itself.

Our publications:

Specific disease areas we are currently investigating:

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (you can read more about our work, including our blog, here)

Morphea (Localized Scleroderma; you can read more about our work in this publication and preprint)

Multiple Sclerosis


Special thanks to the organizations who fund our research: