UW SDRC Seminars

The UW SDRC Seminars bring noted researchers specializing in cutaneous biology from the UW and other research institutions to share their experiences and discoveries with clinical and laboratory researchers. The Seminars are part of our Visiting Professors Program, and provide an opportunity for members of our campus that are interested in the study of skin biology and skin diseases to engage with these researchers, learn about their projects, and form new collaborative connections. The entire UW community is invited to these events.

The Visiting Professors Program is coordinated by Assistant Professor Hao Chang.


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Past Seminars 2021

John E. Harris, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Monday, April 5, 2021

Rupa Sridharan, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday, April 19, 2021

LaTasha Crawford, VMD, PhD, DACVP
School of Veterinary Medicine
Monday, May 3, 2021

Amy S. Paller, MD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Monday, June 7, 2021

Gopal Iyer, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday, July 12, 2021

David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“Cutaneous Signaling and UV Responses: Impact on Melanoma Genesis and Therapeutic Responses”
Massachusetts General Hospital
Monday, Aug 2, 2021

Past Seminars 2020

UW SDRC Seminars were suspended for most of 2020 due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Da-Yae Lee
ROKIT Healthcare
“Engineering On-Demand Tissue Systems with 4D Bioprinting for Research & Clinic”
Monday, November 9, 2020

Marlys Fassett, MD, PhD
University of California-San Fransisco
“Itch cytokine IL-31 is required for Th17-mediated skin inflammation”
Monday, February 3, 2020

Past Seminars 2019

Yun Liang, PhD
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Sexual Dimorphism In Human Skin”
Monday, September 23, 2019

Fabian Volker Filipp, PhD
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen
School of Life Sciences, Technical University Munchen
“Deep learning to resolve melanoma networks”
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Todd Ridky, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Dermatology
“Sex, Drugs, and Melanoma”
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Catherine Cottrell, PhD
“Patient‐Centric Comprehensive Genomic Profiling of Pediatric Tumors and Hematologic Disease”
Monday, June 24, 2019

Jun Dai, PhD
University of Wisconsin, School of Pharmacy
“Roles of the nuclear receptor RORalpha in maintaining skin homeostasis”
Monday, June 3, 2019

Yu-Ying He, Phd
University of Chicago Department of Medicine, Dermatology
“Autophagy Pathways in Tumor Initiation and Progression ”
Monday, March 18, 2019

Past Seminars 2018

Jeffrey Axelrod, Phd
Standford University School of Medicine
“Handedness of helical morphogenesis determined by PCP signaling”
Monday, November 5, 2018

John D’Orazio, MD, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
“cAMP Signaling and Melanocyte Genomic Stability”

Lindsay Kalan, PhD
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Monday, July 23, 2018
“Host-Microbiome Interactions in Diabetic Wound Healing”

Margo Reeder, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Thursday, May 10, 2018
“Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Focus on Patch Testing”

George Cotsarelis, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
“A New Understanding of Androgenetic

Past Seminars 2017

Kenneth B. Gordon, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
“New Insights in Psoriasis Pathophysiology: Implications for Therapy”

Nicole Ward, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Monday, April 10, 2017
“Using transgenic mice to study skin inflammation; a basic science approach for studying psoriatic disease”

David Woodley, MD, University of Southern California
“New Potential Treatment for RDEB Patients”
Monday, March 27, 2017
“Autoimmune Bullous Diseases: Update & Vignettes”
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Richard Spritz, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
“The Genetics of Vitiligo”
Monday, March 20, 2017
“Genetic Disorders of Pigmentation”
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mohammad Athar, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Novel Pharmacological Targets of Chemical Vesicants-mediated Cutaneous Injury”
Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Nancy Keller, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Challenges and opportunities in fungal skin diseases and the unexpected bat epidemic caused by the white-nose syndrome fungus”
Monday, February 27, 2017

David Beebe, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Microscale Tools Enable Functional and Mechanistic Insights in Cancer”
Monday, February 20, 2017

Past Seminars 2016

Angela Gibson, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Epithelial Regeneration in Burn Injury”
Monday, September 26, 2016

Daniel Greenspan, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“BMP1-like proteinases are essential to the structure and wound healing of skin”
Monday, July 25, 2016

Keynote Speaker for inaugural UW SDRC Annual Retreat
Angela Christiano, PhD, FACMG, Columbia University Medical Center
“Genetics, Immunology and Targeted Therapies for Alopecia Areata”
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Maria Hordinsky, MD,University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
“Neurodermatology – Pain, Itch and the Symptomatic Scalp”
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Support for this seminar was provided in part by WISELI

Alice Pentland, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center
“Prostaglandins in Photocarcinogenesis”
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Support for this seminar was provided in part by WISELI

Sean Palecek, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Engineering Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Fates to Epithelial and Endothelial Lineages”
Monday, January 11, 2016

Past Seminars 2015

Gregory Barsh, MD, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (Huntsville, Alabama)
“Genetics and Genomics of Stripes and Spots”
Monday, October 19, 2015

Jeffrey B. Travers, MD, PhD, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio)
“The Platelet-Activating Factor System as an Effector for Environmental and Iatrogenic Stressors”
September 21, 2015
“The Role of Skin Aging in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer and New Preventative Strategies”
September 22, 2015

I. Caroline Le Poole, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
“Regulatory T Cells at the Crossroads of Vitiligo and Melanoma”
July 20, 2015

Vladimir Botchkarev, MD, PhD, University of Bradford (UK), Boston University
“Epigenetic Control of Epidermal Development, Keratinocyte Differentiation, and Reprogramming.”
May 11 & 12, 2015

Murray Brilliant, PhD, Marshfield Clinic
“The Genetics of Albinism and Normal Human Pigmentation”
April 13, 2015

Bogi Andersen, MD, University of California-Irvine School of Medicine
“The Role of the Circadian Clock in Epidermal Stem Cells and Skin Cancer”
March 30 & 31, 2015