Penn Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center

Welcome to the Penn SBDRC!

Rapid translation of basic information in cutaneous biology to preclinical studies and clinical practice is becoming a realistic prospect due to the ever-increasing sophistication of basic research on development, regeneration, immunology, and diseases of the skin, together with powerful new technologies for gathering and analyzing genome-wide and population based data at Penn SBDRC.

The goals of the Penn SBDRC are to leverage our strengths in basic and translational science and dermatoepidemiology, to support outstanding basic research in cutaneous biology and diseases and to promote the critical transition from bench research to bedside practice.

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You will find the latest articles related to research and breakthroughs in the SBDRC

Young Investigator Award - Lindsay Kalan

(Elizabeth Grice, Lindsay Kalan, and collaborator Sue Gardner from University of Iowa pictured...Read more

SBDRC Pilot and Feasibility Grant Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 Pilot & Feasibility grant awardees! 2017 Full Grant ...Read more

Penn Receives $4 Million NIH Grant for New Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center

Funding Will Enable Expansion of Skin Research, More Rapid Translation into Patient...Read more