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Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Biophysical, Biological and Clinical Insight into the Skin Barrier


August 12-13, 2017


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH


Xue Liu & James F. Clarke

Meeting Description

The first Gordon Research Seminar on Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin is a new and special forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with similar interests to present and exchange cutting edge ideas.

The topics of this seminar will span all facets of fundamental and applied science as related to barrier function of skin. This includes barrier structure, function and disease, skin biomechanics, new approaches to overcome the skin barrier and technologies in investigating drug absorption.

This seminar provides opportunities for young investigators to pitch their work, communicate with other young pioneers and gain confidence for the following GRC conference. Furthermore, the seminar strives to provide attendees career development opportunities by including a panel session that mentors will provide key insights and advice.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmBarrier Function and Disease
Discussion Leader: Carolina Motter Catarino (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:05 pmKristin Seltmann (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"The Effect of Humidity on Skin Inflammation – Molecular Mechanisms and Relevance for the Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pmDiscussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pmDeepanjan Ghosh (Arizona State University, USA)
"Laser-Activated Tissue-Integrating Sutures for Rapid Sealing of Skin Wounds"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Emerging Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis / Skin Structure and Mechanics
Discussion Leaders: Martin Bernard Wolf (University of Vienna, Austria) and Stephanie Santacruz (University of British Columbia, Canada)
7:30 pm - 8:20 pmPeter Elias (Veterans Administration Medical Center / University of California, San Francisco, USA)
"Emerging Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmTania Baltazar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
"A 3D Bioprinting Platform for the Fabrication of Human Vascularized Skin Grafts for Regenerative Medicine"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmNiranjana Dhandapani (Binghamton University, USA)
"Moist Environments and Aging Promote Biomechanical Changes in Ex-Vivo Human Skin Tissue"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amInvestigation and Enhancement of Dermal Drug Delivery - Technological Approaches
Discussion Leaders: Megan Kelchen (University of Iowa, USA) and James Clarke (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
9:00 am - 9:20 amDuncan Hieu Dam (Northwestern University, USA)
"Class A Scavenger Receptors Promote Uptake of Spherical Nucleic Acids in Human Skin Through a Flotillin-1 Dependent Process"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amMaria Alice Maciel Tabosa (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
"Probing Drug Pharmacokinetics in the Skin In Vivo and In Vitro"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amLisa Binder (University of Vienna, Austria)
"Development of Highly Concentrated Water-in-Oil Emulsions Stabilized with a Silicone Emulsifier and Surfactant Penetration Monitoring by ATR-FTIR"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSoo Hyeon Shin (University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA)
"Evaluation of Level A In Vitro In Vivo Correlations (IVIVC) for Nicotine and Fentanyl Transdermal Delivery Systems with Transient Heat Exposure by Using Multiple Approaches"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Scientific Career Paths
Discussion Leader: Timothy Houser (cyberDERM, Inc., USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Scientific Career Paths"
  • Gerald Kasting (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  • David Moore (GlaxoSmithKline, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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