Dermatology Research

Basic research is a major focus of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin. We conduct state-of-the-art skin disease research to advance scientific knowledge and thus provide better care to patients.

Our research encompasses basic, clinical and translational research in epithelial cell cancers and other dermatologic diseases. Our goal is to advance the knowledge base by a better understanding of cellular and molecular pathways involved in skin diseases. These advances will lead to better management of diseases. To meet our goals, we apply the most modern scientific tools to skin-related research questions.

The pre- and post-doctoral trainees in our laboratories learn a wide variety of molecular biology and cell biology techniques, both in cell culture models and animal models, which are then applied to the study of skin disorders. Our world-renowned researchers are supported by grants from the Dermatology Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and several other non-profit organizations and companies. Our investigators also pursue basic and translational research related to cancers of the prostate, breast, and pancreas.