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Department of Dermatology Research—Cutaneous Biology Program

Our pioneering research advances the treatment, prevention, and cure of dermatologic conditions and diseases.

The Cutaneous Biology Program in NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology ranks among the strongest in the world, as measured by the quality and range of our research, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), industry, and foundations; our clinical trial activities; teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels; and our commitment to community service.

Historically, academic biomedical research focused primarily on reductionism—dissecting cellular reactions into their smallest component parts, which today allows us to focus on translating our discoveries for use as medical applications in the patient care arena. By contrast our current clinical observations guide laboratory-based research, with the goal of shortening the time between scientific discovery and improved patient care.

This evolution of our research strategy has paid off. Never before have new dermatologic therapies developed in the research laboratory been applied to the patient setting as rapidly as they are today. We are beginning to understand the molecular basis of major dermatologic problems, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis, dermatomyositis, acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), alopecia areata, and vitiligo; blistering diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa, pemphigus, and pemphigoid; and skin cancers, including melanoma, basal and squamous cell carcinoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. We endeavor to apply that understanding to the development of groundbreaking genetic, biochemical, and immunologic therapies.

Our research locations include our basic and translational laboratories on the fourth floor of the state-of-the-art Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center and our Dermatology Clinical Studies Unit at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, where we conduct clinical trials and research to advance treatment options for patients with a broad array of dermatologic issues.

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For more information about the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology’s Cutaneous Biology Program, contact us at or 212-263-5070.

Basic and Translational Research

Clinical Trials and Clinical Research

Cutaneous Biology and Skin Disease Research Training Program

Research Leadership and Faculty