State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture III
Skin Microbiome: Opposing Roles in Barrier Function, Inflammation, and Repair
Elizabeth A. Grice, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Research in the Grice laboratory integrates genomics, microbiology, skin biology, and bioinformatics to investigate the skin microbiome and its roles in cutaneous barrier function, tissue repair, and colonization resistance to pathogens. Dr. Grice began her scientific training as an undergraduate at Luther College and then received a PhD in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. She then completed an NIGMS PRAT fellowship in Dr. Julia Segre’s lab at the NIH. Dr. Grice has received numerous awards for her work, including the Penn Medicine Michael S. Brown New Investigator Award, the Penn One Health Award, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award.