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T32 Research Training Program in Systems Skin Biology

The T32 Research Training Program in Systems Skin Biology is designed to educate physicians and clinically trained PhDs in constructing original research surrounding skin biology and skin diseases. Situated within The Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, this T32 grant will help launch an intersectional science training program for both predocs and postdocs in Systems Skin Biology, effectively initiating 2+2 and 2+1 residency track programs. 

Through the T32 Research Training Program in Systems Skin Biology, we aim to advance patient care by providing expert training to future thought leaders in dermatology. The Department of Dermatology at Icahn Mount Sinai is rich in research milestones, and our investigators regularly translate new discoveries into enhanced patient care options. We believe future studies through the T32 Research Training Program in Systems Skin Biology will reveal further insights about wound repair, cancer, hair loss, vitiligo, and acne.

With only a limited number of T32 grants awarded for dermatology in the United States, it is essential that the research our fellows conduct reflect the excellence of Icahn Mount Sinai as well as the prestigious nature of the grant itself. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in an academic research career, specifically in dermatological research.  

We recognize that future biomedical leaders will require a strong background in intersectional science. The T32 fellowship utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensively train researchers in skin biology. Though this fellowship falls under dermatology, we expect to collaborate with other fields of research, including skin biology, immunology, neuroscience, epithelial biology, translational medicine, and stem cell biology. Our Program will be based on the assertion that neurons, blood vessels, and immune cells are just as much “skin biology” as traditional skin cells, thus promoting a holistic approach to treating skin diseases.

Our research fellows will have access to acclaimed clinical researchers during their time at Icahn Mount Sinai, who will serve as mentors and collaborators. These faculty include Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD, Sarah Millar, PhD, and Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, as well as mentors from other departments, such as:

The T32 Research Program in Systems Skin Biology provides instruction on multidisciplinary research, while developing deep skill sets in one field. Fellows will also develop specific skills in grant writing, manuscript preparation, scientific collaboration, formal presentation, and other aspects of career development critical to securing a tenure-track position and future National Institutes of Health funding.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the T32 Research Program in Systems Skin Biology, the following criteria must be met.

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Predoctoral applicants must be admitted to a doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience
  • Postdoctoral applicants must have completed a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent)

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the form via this link.

Current trainees, please submit your progress report and update your information via this link.

Each application must include:

Program Leadership

Brian S. Kim, MD
Brian S. Kim, MD
PROFESSOR | Dermatology
Sarah Millar, PhD
Sarah Millar, PhD
PROFESSOR | Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology
PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
PROFESSOR | Dermatology
Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
PROFESSOR | Medicine, Clinical Immunology