Dr. Christopher Bunick is an Associate 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 and cryo-electron microscopy. 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 calcium-binding proteins and proteins involved in DNA repair processes (e.g. the skin disease xeroderma pigmentosum). He completed medical internship, dermatology residency, and a dermatology research fellowship (mentored by Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas A. Steitz) at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT). He performs laboratory research with the goal of using x-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, and biochemistry to better understand the structure-function relationship of proteins involved in normal and diseased skin and dermatologic therapeutics.
|Young Investigator Award||American Academy of Dermatology||2017|
|Career Development Award (Year 3)||Dermatology Foundation||2015|
|Career Development Award (Year 2)||Dermatology Foundation||2014|
|Bayer Lindau Fellow at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau Germany||Bayer Science & Education Foundation||2014|
|Career Development Award||Dermatology Foundation||2013|
|Dermatology Investigator Research Fellowship||Dermatology Foundation||2012|
|Preliminary Year Intern of the Year||Dept. of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine||2009|
|The Dean’s Award for Research||Vanderbilt University School of Medicine||2008|
|John G. Coniglio Prize in Biochemistry||Dept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine||2008|
|Leon W. Cunningham Graduate Student Biochemistry Award||Dept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine||2004|
|Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Undergraduate Research||The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program||1999|
|Missouri Valley Conference Soccer Scholar-Athlete: First Team, Men's Varsity Soccer, Vanderbilt University||Missouri Valley Conference Collegiate Soccer||1998|
|Yale University School of Medicine Faculty Advisory Council||Advisor||2015 - 2018|
|Yale Dermatology Residency Program Application Review Committee||Faculty Member||2015 - Present|