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Department of Dermatology Education Cutaneous Biology & Skin Disease Research Training Program

Cutaneous Biology & Skin Disease Research Training Program

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology’s Cutaneous Biology and Skin Disease Research Training Program prepares MD and PhD fellows for careers focused on skin-related research including skin cancers and cancer stem cells, cell cycle control, skin tumor microenvironments, biomarkers and resistance, regenerative medicine, cutaneous immunity, skin-related inflammatory diseases and the pharmacology of anti-inflammatory drugs, melanocyte biology and pigmentation, and hair growth and loss.

Some of the postdoctoral positions in this program may be supported by our National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Training grant. The program pairs participating basic science and translational mentors from throughout NYU Grossman School of Medicine with a physician–investigator within the department. Guided by two mentors, our trainees are able to develop their research focus to impact patient care.

These collaborations, along with the quality and range of research conducted in the department’s Cutaneous Biology Program, help to advance the treatment, prevention, and cure of dermatologic conditions, including cancers. We are proud to be training the next generation of leaders in dermatology, reinforcing the pivotal role of research in the specialty, and providing the finest care available to our patients.

Our translational research faculty and clinical researchers are often seeking physician–scientists who have MD or dual MD–PhD degrees and basic science postdoctoral fellows or research fellows with PhD degrees who want to enhance their research skills and prepare themselves for independent careers. For more information on all of our research opportunities, please email your inquiry, research interests, and CV to Applicants must be willing to make a minimum commitment of one year. For MD candidates, please note that participating in a research fellowship does not guarantee an interview slot for our Dermatology Residency.