The Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation section is focused on studying the skin microbiome in healthy individuals with the goal of expanding our understanding of host-microbe interactions. Previous work has investigated the diversity and distrubution of bacterial and fungal skin communities in healthy adults.
We are also working to understand the role of microbes in eczematous skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis. Our prior work has studied the significant bacterial shifts in the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis as well as patients with primary immunodeficiency syndromes with eczematous skin conditions.
- Studies of Dermatologic Diseases-Biospecimen Acquisition Protocol
- Effects of Antimicrobial Treatments on the Microbiome in Healthy Volunteers and Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
- The Acquisition of Blood and Skin Samples from Patient Volunteers to Support Research Activities on Dermatologic and Other Diseases