In defense of of skin: antimicrobial peptides have their day


Dr. Richard L Gallo is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. His research is focused on the role of the human innate immune system in skin, with a particular interest in antimicrobial peptides and the basic functions of the skin microbiome. To date, Professor Gallo has been involved in several important observations demonstrating the physiologic relevance of innate immunity in mice and the role of these pathways in several human diseases, work that has been published in a number of pretigious journals. He has received numerous awards for his research including the Montagna, Sulzberger, CERIES, Mertz, Nobel and Rene’s Touraine lectureships, and he has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. His research is supported by grants from the NIH, the Veterans Administration and private foundations.

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