Penn Dermatology

Penn Dermatology Research Programs

Research Programs

Penn Dermatology is one of the top research departments in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The faculty and investigators within the department of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania have broad research interests in the basic sciences related to dermatology and skin diseases, as well as translational research and clinical trials.

Penn Dermatology offers research programs related to common and rare disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Research program areas of interest include:

  • Acne
  • Aesthetics/Cosmetics
  • Aging/Photoaging
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, dermatomyositis, morphea/scleroderma and bullous diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cell adhesion
  • Clinical epidemiology, including dermatoepidemiology, genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and dermatopharmacology
  • Clinical trials
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Dermatopathology
  • Epigenetics of the skin: roles of chromatin and miRNAs
  • Hair biology
  • Mammary and gland biology
  • Melanoma
  • Microbiome
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin and ectodermal appendage development
  • Stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Telemedicine and global health
  • Tissue engineering
  • UV damage
  • Wound healing