Membership to the Skin Disease Research Center is open to all investigators working in the broader fields of Dermatology and Skin Biology and interested in basic, translational or clinical skin research. Members receive discounts to SDRC core services. Active participation in the SDRC community is required for membership.
The SDRC focuses on the molecular analysis of human autoimmune, inflammatory, developmental, metabolic and genetic skin diseases. We emphasize understanding the molecular basis of these diseases, and the use of this information to develop genetically engineered mouse models which mimic these disorders at both the genetic and phenotypic levels. These mouse models are utilized for the development of new therapeutic approaches, such as stem cell-based treatments.
Benefits of SDRC Membership
A central goal of the SDRC grant mechanism is to provide funded investigators with access to cores that facilitate research productivity. We provide technical support through core facilities that benefit the entire skin research community at UCD. These areas are covered by the following cores: the Bioengineering Core (Transgenic and Gene Targeting Core and IPS Core), Morphology and Phenotyping Core (Histology), Flow Cytometry Core, and the Molecular Genetics Analysis Core. SDRC Membership provides subsidies for core usage.
- This SDRC grant also provides support for pilot and feasibility (P&F) studies. All UCD-SDRC members are eligible to submit proposals for consideration as P&F studies. All P&F applications are subjected to a peer review process by the P&F study review panel and funding decisions are made by the Director and the Executive Committee of UCD-SDRC.
For details contact Beth Spring via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 303-724-3050.
Responsibilities Associated with SDRC Membership
- The UCAMC-SDRC maintains a research seminar series in conjunction with the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology at the UCAMC. SDRC members are requested to present a seminar in their area of research specialty at some point during their membership.
- NIH requires annual progress reports with information provided by all members. SDRC members therefore are expected to provide relevant information when requested annually, including: a current Biosketch with an SDRC specific Personal Statement, Other Support page, collaborations with other SDRC members on grants and publications, core facilities used to date and grants associated with the use of the SDRC core facilities.
- SDRC members are required to cite SDRC core facility use in resultant publications and grant progress reports.
SDRC Membership Criteria
The SDRC Membership Committee uses the following criteria for consideration of prospective members.
You must be a faculty member in any department whose research interests are directly related to the central themes of the SDRC mechanism (i.e. research related to skin biology and skin diseases) and whose research would benefit from utilizing SDRC core services. Grant/contract support for these research projects can be from sources other than the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
If you are interested in membership in the SDRC, please click on the Membership Application link below.