The broad, long-term objective of the UC Irvine Skin Biology Resource Center is to promote discoveries in skin biology and disease through cross-fertilization between multiple disciplines that are integrated in a systems biology approach.
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UCI Researchers Reveal Critical Role of Mechanosensor in Skin Wound Healing
Dec. 14, 2021 — The study found that found that in mice lacking the ion channel protein PIEZO1 in keratinocytes, skin wounds heal faster than in mice with increased PIEZO1 function in keratinocytes.
UCI Team Receives $2M Grant to Study Ancestral Differences in Skin
Nov. 15, 2021 — A UCI interdisciplinary research team associated with the Skin Biology Resource Center has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to generate a comprehensive skin cell atlas that will help explain ancestral differences in skin biology and disease.
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