Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center

Training Grant (T-32) in Cutaneous Biology


Our Mission:

The philosophy that guides the training program is to provide an environment in which outstanding fellows can learn to become independent researchers in cutaneous biology. In our first T32 cycle, the program supported two trainees per year. Through mentoring, didactic conferences, research seminars, journal clubs and practical experience, we have not only provided fellows with a fundamental knowledge base in cutaneous biology and teach them how to rigorously apply the scientific method to test specific hypotheses. We present a yearly timetable of activities for a protypical MD/PhD, MD, or PhD level T32 participant. Fundamental to producing independent investigators is strong mentoring. 

The research program in Cutaneous Biology is extremely broad and productive. In addition to our outstanding dermatology research laboratories, our program takes advantage of laboratories and expertise in multiple departments, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Dermatology, Material Science and Engineering, Medicine (Allergy-Immunology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Rheumatology), Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biosciences, and Pathology.

For additional information on the T32 in Cutaneous Biology, please contact Robert M. Lavker, PhD.