Skin-gut review article

April 05, 2022
The skin and gut are similar but distinct barrier tissues rich in immune mechanisms. Had a lot of fun writing this with Tamia Harris-Tryon, with key input from our Gut-Skin expert and lab graduate Dr. Geil Merana.

Baby’s skin bacteria: first impressions are long-lasting

December 20, 2021
Check out this opinion piece co-written by Dr. Miqdad Dhariwala and myself for Trends in Immunology. Had a lot of fun delving into what is and isn't known about this important early life window for immune-microbe interactions in skin.

Long overdue lab retreat

December 10, 2021
The pandemic put a damper on lab retreats for awhile so we were super excited to enjoy a few nights away together near Stintson beach. Snuck it in just before Omicron!

Miqdad represents at BCMM symposium

October 29, 2021
Miqdad gave a stellar talk on his project dissecting the biology of neonatal skin monocytes at the 2021 BCMM Symposium. So great to be back watching the lab present in person!!

Jeanmarie presents at IgEquity Symposium

October 22, 2021
Jeanmarie's thesis work is ready for prime time!

Dr. Merãna Defends

September 21, 2021
Geil gave a wonderful presentation of her thesis work to her family, friends and UCSF community. Way to go Dr. Merana!

Miqdad's K99 is funded

August 21, 2021
Thanks to NIAMS for recognizing our resident stellar skin monocyte expert, Dr. Dhariwala.

2021 Summer Lab Retreat

June 25, 2021
Vaccines allowed us to enjoy an unmasked, undistanced retreat in the Portal Valley Redwoods this June. Aside from the mosquitos and a tick who tried to hitch-hike back to SF, fun was had by all.

Laura joins team skin bacteria

June 15, 2021
We're thrilled to have Laura Dwyer join the lab as a BMS PhD student. Laura's interest is in understanding how early skin and gut bacteria tune immune development in pre-term infants through metabolic pathways.

Allison Defends

May 17, 2021
We have a second SFSU Masters graduate on our hands in the Scharschmidt lab. Congrats Allison! OHSU awaits...