Peter J Koch, PhD, is the Program Director of the Epidermis, Dermis and Skin Senses Program.  He joined the Division of Extramural Research at NIAMS in 2023. His prior positions include tenured Professorships (University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University) in Dermatology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Ophthalmology. Dr. Koch has been a tenured Professor from 2012-2023. Dr. Koch has a broad interest in skin biology, stem cell biology, individualized medicine, and skin diseases (including skin cancer).


University of Heidelberg, Germany
MS in Biology (Virology)

University of Heidelberg, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
PhD (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Positions:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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