The Dermatology Foundation’s membership made it possible to provide $2.8 million in funding to more than 57 researchers, across 26 academic institutions and 29 investigation areas. Congratulations to the individuals who received a DF mid-career award, career development award, fellowship, grant, or diversity research supplement award.
Satish Sati, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Research Career Development Award
Featured Award Recipient
Investigating Neuroimmune Interactions to Promote Scarless Skin Regeneration
Approximately 100 million new skin scars appear annually in the U.S. The many products marketed for scar prevention produce only modest results. We discovered that activation of the TRPA1 receptor on sensory neurons promotes scarless skin regeneration in mice. This current project aims to decipher molecular mechanisms controlling scar formation and skin regeneration in mammals, then identify new strategies to prevent scar formation in humans.
Meet the Investigators
Exploring Gene Expression Patterns and Biomarkers of Disease Severity in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), which has been associated with uterine fibroids, is unlike other scarring alopecias because fibrosis rather…
Vulvar lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory condition that leads to scarring, obliteration of normal vulvar architecture, dyspareunia, and significant…
Cell Signaling Changes Induced by Surgical Debulking May Improve Response to Smoothened Inhibitor Therapy
Smoothened (SMO) inhibitors, such as vismodegib, are effective treatments for locally advanced basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). However, recurrences are frequent…
Darier disease is an inherited disorder of acantholytic dyskeratosis. Lesions are most prominent on seborrheic skin and are prone to…
Mitochondria generate energy for cells. They contain their own genome, which supports their function. Photoaging is associated with alterations to…
Applications for 2024 open July 15, 2023
Application for career development awards, fellowships, and grants will be accepted beginning July 15 and throguh October 15th. Interested individuals are encouraged to carefully read the general and award-specific eligibility requirements [PDF] before completing an application package. Applications received after the October 16 deadline cannot be considered for funding. Funding begins July 1, 2024.