Skin Immunity, Integrity and Disease/SIND (Dermatology)


Overview of Services

The overall goal of the epiCURE Skin Immunity, Integrity and Disease (SIND) Core is to provide high-quality, skin-focused, translational research.  To help accomplish this goal, the SIND will provide a wide array of unique mouse and human ex vivo models and state-of-the-art techniques to aid epiCURE's investigators' research of normal and diseased skin; this includes assistance with (i) innovative techniques to phenotype skin resident T cell populations and inflammatory response, (ii) molecular profiling and cellular imaging of cutaneous photodamage, (iii) in vivo and ex vivo modeling of Alopecia Areata (AA, a common autoimmune disease), and (iv) high-throughput genetic and chemical screens.  The SIND's pre-clinical skin models and service will have particular value in exploring possible drug repurposing and testing therapeutic agents 


Arianna Kim, Ph.D.
Core Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 Monday - Friday

9 AM - 5 PM

1150 St. Nicholas Ave. 

New York, NY 10032

Links and Resources

SIND Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Raquel Shrager



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