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  • Suzanne Michelle Sachsman, MD

    Suzanne Michelle Sachsman, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    BioSuzanne Sachsman, M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Sachsman received her Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Brown University in 2000. She received her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in 2008 where she spent one year doing dedicated basic science research studying cancer immunotherapy. She trained in radiation oncology, completing residency at USC and fellowship at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, prior to completing her dermatology residency at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. Dr. Sachsman is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her clinical interests are general dermatology and complex medical dermatology including acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, high risk non-melanoma skin cancer, pigmented lesions, supportive dermato-oncology, and cutaneous lymphoma.

  • Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD

    Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research encompasses two main areas: 1) Using next-generation RNA, whole genome, and exome sequencing, we are investigating the genetic alterations involved in skin cancer progression, response to therapy, and other clinical outcomes and 2) We are developing and implementing genome-wide genetic risk prediction assessments for skin cancer into clinical use and studying the impact of this information on patient care.

  • Dawn H. Siegel, MD

    Dawn H. Siegel, MD

    Clinical Professor, Dermatology
    Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI'm dedicated to connecting patients with clinical research trials and contributing to research on specific skin conditions particularly hemangiomas, birthmarks, and PHACE syndrome. My research also aims to develop solutions to health disparities through improved access to pediatric dermatologists and treatments.

  • Suhas Srinivasan, Ph.D.

    Suhas Srinivasan, Ph.D.

    Principal Bioinformatics Scientist, Dermatology

    BioI develop computational methods to discover insights at various resolutions of the biological hierarchy i.e., molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organism and population-scale.
    In my current role, I lead the bioinformatics efforts for two groups that are pioneers in epigenomics research.
    We study tissue development, cancer evolution, and autoimmunity using multiomics, with a focus on the non-coding genome.

    I have over four years of professional experience in industry and academia, and over eight years of academic research experience.
    I received my Ph.D. in Data Science specializing in machine learning development for diverse biomedical problems.
    My research interests include artificial intelligence to identify novel patterns in multiomics data, psychometrics and neuroimaging data; structural bioinformatics and computational epidemiology. Additionally, I have conducted research in anomaly detection, and community detection in biological networks.
    I am the co-inventor of a patented anomaly detection method for real-time streaming data.

  • Ankit Srivastava

    Ankit Srivastava

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on deciphering novel molecular crosstalk between epithelial and immune cells in human epithelial cancers and skin aging. My current projects highlight the targetable epithelial-immune axis in aggressive metastatic tumors with perineural invasion- cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSC). To accomplish this, I imply single-cell transcriptomics and spatial RNA detection methods- multiplex and hiplex RNAscope along with our newly developed novel tumor nerve invasion model. Additionally, I study the regulome of human skin aging (chronological and photo-aging) by investigating the multiome data to recognize molecular underpinnings of aging.

  • John B. Sunwoo, MD

    John B. Sunwoo, MD

    Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory is focused on two primary areas of research: (1) the immune response to head and neck cancer and to a tumorigenic population of cells within these malignancies called cancer stem cells; (2) the developmental programs of a special lymphocyte population involved in innate immunity called natural killer (NK) cells; and (3) intra-tumor and inter-tumor heterogeneity.

  • Susan M. Swetter, MD

    Susan M. Swetter, MD

    Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Early detection of melanoma through enhanced screening, novel imaging technologies, and professional/public education to improve melanoma awareness. 2) Therapeutic prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers in high-risk groups. 4) Epidemiologic and sociodemographic melanoma risk factors. 4) Dermatologist liaison to ECOG-ACRIN Melanoma Committee and Co-founder/Co-Director of the national Melanoma Prevention Working Group, an interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to melanoma control.