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Matthew Vesely, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Contact Information

Matthew Vesely, MD, PhD

Lab Location

  • West Campus Molecular Innovations Center
    600 West Campus Drive
    West Haven, CT 06516

Office Location

  • Hunter Building
    15 York Street, Rm HRT 603B
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Dermatology

    333 Cedar Street, LMP 5040, PO Box 208059

    New Haven, CT 06520-8059

    United States

Research Summary

The Vesely Lab focuses on understanding the function of immune inhibitory receptors, sometimes referred to as “immune checkpoints,” in autoimmune skin diseases and skin cancer. We employ cutting-edge techniques such as spatial proteomics and transcriptomics in both human patient samples and mouse models of disease to decipher key inflammatory pathways involved in these disorders. Specifically, we focus on cutaneous lupus erythematosus and lichen planus that lack FDA-approved therapies as well as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis where additional therapies are still needed. Finally, we investigate novel immunoregulatory pathways involved in cancer immune evasion in melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Our goal is to visualize immunoregulatory patterns in cutaneous autoimmunity and cutaneous malignancies to identify new therapeutic targets.


Research Interests

Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Dermatitis; Dermatitis, Atopic; Eczema; Immunoassay; Lichen Planus; Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid; Melanoma; Psoriasis; Skin; Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases; Molecular Imaging

Public Health Interests

Biomarkers; Clinical Trials; Immunology

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Selected Publications