The Mount Sinai Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center (SBDRC), is funded by a $4 million, five-year P30 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). SBDRC serves as a hub for research in skin biology and skin diseases throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, New York City, and the tristate region—one of six SBDRCs nationwide supported by a NIAMS grant.
SBDRC uses technical innovations, high-end infrastructure, and computing power to advance and support skin research. SBDRC also organizes in-person and virtual events, including seminars and research-in-progress talks, to facilitate collaboration in cutaneous biology and diseases. The SBDRC awards pilot grants and scholarships to reduce cost barriers and expand access to advanced technologies for innovative projects. In line with Mount Sinai’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, SBDRC established the Mount Sinai Skin Scholars Program to build a pipeline of underrepresented high school students entering skin research.