Cristina de Guzman Strong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology)

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My research interests are to identify the genetic mechanisms that orchestrate skin barrier development and how perturbations in these processes can lead to inflammatory skin diseases. Specifically, we are investigating how expression of the genes in the Epidermal Differentiation Complex (EDC) locus are coordinated in the skin. We use a multi-disciplinary, integrative approach that includes molecular and cellular biology, genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, next generation sequencing, mouse models, and translational research.