Skin Club

Skin club is a weekly meeting where Center laboratories meet to learn about new findings in other laboratories and to exchange scientific ideas; this activity was started in 2015. In every meeting, a member of a group presents their work followed by discussion. In some cases, we will invite other scientists with findings relevant to the work of the Center to present their work in this forum. With the institution of the P30 Center, we will now have representatives from each Core in these meetings which will enhance our abilities to implement multidisciplinary approaches to the skin biology work. This meeting, held at the end of day, closes with a social hour where trainees and laboratory personnel have a chance to intermingle in a relaxed environment. As trainees from all Center member laboratories present in skin club, this venue is highly suited for the Center directors to exert leadership by recognizing opportunities to engineer collaborations with genomics and other fields, and integration through systems biology. Scott Atwood, who has been coordinating Skin Club, will continue as Skin Club’s coordinator, working closely with Center director Andersen.