The overall goals of the Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer (YSPORE-SC) are to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanomas. The overriding themes are to reveal biomarkers and targets...
The Department of Dermatology at Yale, one of the oldest in the country, is deeply rooted in research. The clinical research efforts of Yale dermatologists contributed significantly to the treatment of lethal skin tumors such as melanomas and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. At present, we are actively exploring the uses of new technology such as photopheresis, a therapy for life-threatening and debilitating diseases like cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and graft versus host disease. A large portion of the department's research is performed through two separate research entities: The Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer Center and the Spitzoid Neoplasm Repository.
Our department works closely with other basic immunologists and molecular biologists at Yale exploring topics including:
In pigment cell projects, focusing on:
In the field of keratinocyte biology, we offer training in:
There are 7,432 sq. feet of research space in the department. The laboratories are located on the fifth floor of LCI and the sixth floor of the Hunter Building. Facilities are available for: