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SID Virtual Meeting May 15


May 15, 2020 03:11 PM

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Plenary Session II
Kurt Lu, MD and Peggy Myung, MD, PhD, Presiding
#561 Development and first-in-human characterization of a potent oral CCR4 antagonist for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, L. E. Cheng; #327 Staphylococcus epidermidis protease EcpA is a deleterious component of the skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis, L. Cau; #717 Enhanced molecular signatures in cutaneous lupus erythematosus patients support distinct pathogenic pathways in African American patients, J. L. Zhu; #775 Hyperactivation of sympathetic nerves drives melanocyte stem cell depletion, Y. Hsu; #030 VGLL3, an orchestrator of female-biased autoimmunity, interfaces with the Hippo pathway to modulate genes involved in immunity and fibrosis, A. C. Billi .
Hannah Valantine, MD
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity @National Institutes of Health
Hannah Valantine is the first NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, and a Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Prior to starting this position in April 2014, Dr. Valantine was Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership at Stanford, a leadership position she held since November 2004. She is nationally recognized for her transformative approaches to diversity and is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pathfinder Award for Diversity in the Scientific Workforce. She is currently leading NIH efforts to promote diversity through innovation across the NIH-funded biomedical workforce through a range of evidence-based approaches. Dr. Valantine maintains an active clinical research program that continues to have high impact on patient care.
Elena Ezkhova, PhD
Epigenetic Regulation of Skin Homeostasis and Skin Stem Cells @Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elena Ezhkova, Ph.D., is a Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Regenerative Biology Department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY). Her laboratory implements an array of powerful cellular and high-throughput molecular biology tools to dissect how epigenetic gene regulators play a role in cell fate determination, homeostasis, and regeneration of the skin. Identification of these molecular mechanisms aids in expanding our understanding of skin development, homeostasis, and the progression of various tissue disorders, including cancer.