Wednesday, February 19, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Taubman Library, Rm. 2901
The UM Skin Biology & Diseases Resource-based Center Speaker Series presents Dr. Luis Garza, “Appendage Regeneration”. This seminar series invites accomplished and diverse speakers engaged in cutting-edge work in various research fields to speak and present their work.
Luis Garza, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Garza’s research focuses upon what controls and maintains skin identity. Regions of our skin are remarkably diverse in function and features. Despite constant cellular turnover, each area’s features are remarkably maintained. The Garza Laboratory is studying how under normal conditions identity is actively maintained and how it might be manipulated. In addition, this group is studying how during wounding skin identity is typically lost (i.e. scar), but under rare situations complete regeneration occurs.