Areas of Research
The UCSF Department of Dermatology's research programs are diverse and are always amongst the nation's leaders in success. Our research portfolio covers basic science, clinical science, translational science, and clinical investigation. Success in this area leads to better patient care and provides the new knowledge that constantly imparts new life to the Department's educational programs.
Our faculty and research projects are categorized into several areas:
Cutaneous Oncology: Drs. Boris Bastian, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Ruby Ghadially, Meg Chren, Siegrid Yu, Dennis Oh
Genetics of Skin Disease: Drs. Pui Kwok, Wilson Liao
Curaneous Oncoviruses : Dr. Sarah Arron
Translational Epidemiology: Dr. Meg Chren
Biology of Permeability and Skin Barrier: Drs. Peter Elias, Walt Holleran, Thea Mauro
Photosensitivity and Carcinogenesis: Dr. Dennis Oh, James Cleaver
Melanoma and Resistance to Drugs: Dr. Maria Wei
Immunology: Dr. Kari Connolly
Environmental/Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Dr. Howard Maibach
Health Policy Science: Dr. Jack Resneck, Jr.
Dermatological Disease brought on by HIV/AIDS: Dr. Kieron Leslie
Hair and Nail Disorders: Dr. Vera Price