NIH Training Grant

Grant Overview


Marianne Sparapani-Rusgrove

(203) 737-6879

The faculty of the Department of Dermatology trains future leaders of academic dermatology in a program which has been carefully integrated with strong investigators in other departments. 

Our department provides an environment which facilitates the training of research dermatologists: sixteen of the nineteen full time faculty members maintain active laboratory research programs, and the other three direct creative clinical research programs. Each trainee has two primary advisors: one inside and one outside the Dermatology Department, and research is performed in the laboratory of one of these advisors.

Program Results

Of the twelve post-doctoral fellows who have completed their training during the current period, nine have continued active research, five as faculty members in dermatology departments, one in basic science department and four in training programs. They have published extensively, and four have won national awards for their research accomplishments. Training will continue to be offered at several levels in the biological and clinical aspects of benign and malignant pigment cells, of keratinocyte growth and differentiation, of microvasculature structure and wound healing, in the study of malignant human T lymphocytes, in basic molecular and cellular immunology and in photochemistry.

Professor of Dermatology

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs

Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Immunobiology

Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor of Dermatology

Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine

Professor of Dermatology


Director, Residency Program

Vice Chair

Director, T32 Research Fellowship Program

Professor of Pathology and of Dermatology

Director, Physician Associate Studies

Senior Research Scientist in Dermatology

David P. Smith Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology and Plastic)

Section Chief, Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Director, Yale Dermatopathology Laboratory

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Dermatology

Professor Emeritus of Dermatology

Professor of Genetics

Director, DNA Diagnostic Lab

Senior Research Scientist in Therapeutic Radiology and in Dermatology and Clinical Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Deputy Chief, Section of Rheumatology

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine

Program Director, Investigative Medicine

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Sterling Professor of Immunobiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics

Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor (Adjunct) of Genetics

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Assistant Professor of Dermatologic Surgery