Core A offers histologic processing, specialized characterization, and expert interpretation of skin specimens.
Core B offers normal and diseased human skin procurement and derivation of primary human and mouse keratinocyte cultures.
Core C provides expert training in the isolation of epithelial stem cells in hair follicles and human skin grafts on immunodeficient mice.
Core D coordinates scientific communications and interactions among SDRC members.
A unique aspect of our SDRC is a mentorship core to provide senior mentors to junior scientists and to encourage the career development of dermatologist-scientists, one of the major goals of our Department of Dermatology.
This program will provide 1-2 years of funding for scientific projects by scientists outside dermatology to bring their expertise to our area or by young scientists who want to start their careers in skin research.