Christopher G Bunick, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Physician Biography

Dr. Christopher Bunick is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, specializing in general medical dermatology and dermatologic surgery. He also performs unique dermatologic research studying the three-dimensional structures of skin-related proteins using x-ray crystallography. He sees patients at Yale Dermatology Associates in Middlebury, CT. Dr. Bunick provides care of patients with all dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Bunick received his B.S. at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His PhD research studied the three-dimensional structures of proteins involved in the skin disease xeroderma pigmentosum. He completed medical internship, dermatology residency, and a dermatology research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT). He performs laboratory research with Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas A. Steitz, with the goal of using x-ray crystallography to better understand the structure-function relationship of proteins involved in normal and diseased skin.

Clinical Interests

  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Erythema
  • Exanthema
  • Facial Dermatoses
  • Foot Diseases
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hand Dermatoses
  • Keratosis
  • Leg Dermatoses
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nails
  • Photosensitivity Disorders
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Prurigo
  • Pruritus
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyoderma
  • Rosacea
  • Scalp Dermatoses
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Sunburn
  • Sweat Gland Diseases
  • Warts
  • Panniculitis
  • Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
  • Acneiform Eruptions
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child; Geriatric
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Dermatology: Medical Dermatology: Middlebury Dermatology

Yale Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology AB of Dermatology (2012)

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Contact Info

Christopher G Bunick, MD/PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Dermatology1625 Straits Turnpike, Ste Suite 306
Middlebury, CT 06762
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Mailing Address
DermatologyPO Box 208059
New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Dermatology Research in Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas A. Steitz Laboratory

Keratin 1-Keratin 10 Helix 2B Complex

The x-ray crystal structure of the complex between 2B helices of keratin 1 and keratin 10 is shown as a partial molecular surface (left) or partial ribbon diagram (right). The structure is suspended in front of an x-ray diffraction image (left) and a keratin crystal (right).

X-ray Crystal Structure of Human Profilaggrin S100 Domain

The profilaggrin crystal structure suspended in front of four panels (upper left, immunofluorescence of profilaggrin localization; upper right, yeast-two-hybrid image for profilaggrin and annexin II interaction; lower left, crystals grown of profilaggrin; and lower right, an x-ray diffraction image collected on the profilaggrin crystals)