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Angela  Christiano, PhD

    Angela Christiano, PhD

  • Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics & Development
  • Director, Basic Science Research Group of Dermatology
Dr. Christiano's major focus of research is the study of inherited skin and hair disorders in humans, through a classical genetic approach including identification and phenotyping of disease families, genetic linkage, gene discovery and mutation analysis, and most recently, functional studies relating these findings to basic questions in epidermal biology. Molecular aspects of the cutaneous basement membrane zone, adhesion junctions including hemidesmosomes and desmosomes, and epidermal appendages such as hair and teeth are major basic science interests in her laboratory. A long-range goal of the research is to develop rationally designed genetic therapies for skin and hair diseases through understanding the underlying pathogenetic mechanisms.
Board Certified Not applicable
Education Master of Science Molecular Pathology,1990
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Doctor of Philosophy Genetics,1991
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Training Post Doctoral Fellow, 1991-1992
Department of Dermatology, Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests Inherited Skin and Hair Disorders
Stem Cells
Contact Information
Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
1150 St Nicholas Avenue, Room 303B
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212.851.4850
Fax: 212.851.4810


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