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The skin provides the first line of defense for all vertebrates. An effective skin barrier is essential to life and protects the underlying organs from dehydration, inflammation, environmental exposure, and infections. The skin houses the skin microbiome which is unique and distinct in its composition and plays a critical role in educating the skin barrier defenses. Our lab’s research program aims to identify molecular and biochemical mechanisms that mediate microbial symbiosis with host skin. Our research integrates 'skinomics', metagenomics and host-microbial genetics to address how microbes influence skin physiology. We are interested in understanding how microbiome impacts skin barrier repair and regeneration in state of homeostasis and disease (e.g., chronic wounds, atopic dermatitis and cancer).

With these research goals in mind, our lab’s mission is:
(i) Developing novel scientific frameworks and tools
(ii) Training the next generation of scientists and
(iii) Making these discoveries and advances accessible to scientific community and society. 


I recognize the richness that diversity brings to scientific endeavors. Embracing individuals from varied backgrounds fosters unique perspectives and fuels innovation. I am dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone has equal opportunities to excel. In our lab, we prioritize nurturing the next generation of scientific thinkers through mentorship. This is achieved by instilling three core principles:

1. Empowering students to embrace the scientific method, incorporating experimentation, logic, and evidence into their learning.
2. Developing effective strategies for communicating scientific advancements to society in a reliable manner.
3. Sharing my passion for science and learning with students, inspiring them to pursue their scientific interests with enthusiasm.

My goal is to provide junior scientists with scientific and lab training to equip you to ask and solve novel scientific problems and ensure that we achieve the defined goals for the projects as we have mutually agreed upon. However, I do not want any individual of this lab to lose sight of the big picture: your future. Every lab member will be required to complete a research and career development plan to help strategize and ensure that you are taking steps towards career development. Together we will strategize to ensure that trainees acquire the necessary skills and experiences for their present and future selves.

Detailed templates for these documents can be found on our lab website:

Available to Mentor:

  • PhD/MSTP Students


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