William Montagna Lecturer
Mayumi Ito, PhD, NYU School of Medicine
Title: Skin Appendage Regeneration and Wound Healing
Mayumi Ito PhD is an Associate Professor in The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine (NYU). Dr. Ito received Ph.D from Nagoya University, and then performed her postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. George Cotsarelis in the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty at NYU (2003-2008). Her research focuses on understanding tissue regeneration in mammals with particular interest in epimorphic regeneration, which is rarely seen in mammalian organs. Her research team identified signaling pathways that govern regenerative behaviours of melanocyte stem cells and hair follicle stem cells for hair follicle pigmentation and neogenesis, which has unique implications for treatment of alopecia and wound healing.
About the Lectureship:
The William Montagna Lecture is given annually at the SID’s Annual Meeting. The award is intended to honor and reward young investigators with primary emphasis given to researchers in skin biology.