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.
Led by Bogi Andersen, director, the administrative core will provide for administrative, clerical, logistical and organizational needs of the center. An executive committee, comprised of the center and core directors, and an advisory committee, including outside members, will provide input to the center leadership. The administrative core will exert leadership for skin research at UC Irvine and nationwide, and oversee outreach and enrichment activities of the center, expanding the community of UC Irvine scientists pursuing research within the NIAMS mission.
The UC Irvine Skin Biology Resource Center is funded by a P30 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS; https://www.niams.nih.gov/). NIAMS advances health through biomedical and behavioral research, as well as through research training. The NIAMS mission is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.