Sean Ryan Christensen MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of and Instructor in Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Cell SymmetryDermatology: Dermatologic Surgery

Research Interests

Molecular mechanism of skin cancer development; Regulation of protein translation in keratinocytes; Regulation of keratinocyte stem cells and tumor initiating cells within precancerous field lesions


  • B.S., University of California, 1998
  • Ph.D., Yale University Graduate School, 2006
  • Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 2006
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Bazex syndrome (acrokeratosis paraneoplastica). Poligone B, Christensen SR, Lazova R, Heald PW. Lancet. 2007 Feb 10;369(9560):530.


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