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Min Jin passed her prelim exam and is now a PhD candidate!! Congratulations

Melodi Whitley, MD PhD awarded with the Burroughs Wellcome Technician Award through Office for Physician Scientist Development and acceptance on the Duke/UNC immunotherapy T32

Congratulations!!! So many accomplishments.

New collaborative manuscript accepted: Congratulations to the Collier Lab and Jutamas!!!

Steve passed his prelim, Jess had successful 3rd year committee meeting!

Congratulations!! Steps closer to the PhD 🙂

Chelsea Handfield and Maggie Coates matched into Dermatology Residency Programs

Chelsea Handfield, MD                  Maggie Coates, MD



Chelsea will join the dermatology residency program at Mayo Clinic and Maggie matched at UNC! Congratulations to both of you!!

Jeff Kwock’s manuscript on IL-27 immunity and antiviral proteins during Zika virus infection is out in Science Advances










Maggie, MinJin, and Diana (former Derm resident) publish new review article on the intersection of cutaneous and intestinal innate immunity and microbiome!!

Congratulations!!! What a great write up to better understand how commensal microbiota help maintain homeostasis in the skin and intestine and how innate immune responses in the each respective organ support microbial balance, defense against pathogens and tissue repair. Just accepted in Frontiers of Immunology.

Department Holiday Party December 2019

Great Holiday Party with great lab members (not all shown)

Roof top celebration and surprise party during SID 2019

Thank you for a great surprise!!!

New publications!!!


Shifting Paradigms in Allergic Contact Dermatitis: The Role of Innate Immunity
Adam K. Brys, Larissa G. Rodriguez-Homs, Jutamas Suwanpradid, Amber Reck Atwater and Amanda S. MacLeod



The skin transcriptome in hidradenitis suppurativa uncovers an antimicrobial and sweat gland gene signature which has distinct overlap with wounded skin

Coates M, Mariottoni P, Corcoran DL, Kirshner HF, Jaleel T, Brown DA, Broosk, SR, Murray J, Morasso M, MacLeod AS