The Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center is comprised of 60 collaborating cutaneous bench biologists and 13 skin-focused clinical research members from 25 departments across Northwestern University.
Central to the work done at the SDRC are our Administrative Core and three distinct research cores. The core facilities are designed to help SDRC investigators accomplish their research goals related to cutaneous biology and to support newly recruited junior investigators who are interested in skin research. The cores strive to enhance the research progress of all SDRC users via access to specialized techniques, expertise, biological analysis, and instrumentation, while optimizing the capabilities of manpower and resources and efforts at cost effective rates. Each Core has a dedicated, well-trained staff member whose primary role is the education and assistance of SDRC members in the special techniques available in that core.
Learn more about our cores via the links below.
Research Core Facilities
Learn more about the core services available through our center.
- Skin Tissue Engineering Core
Discover how this core supports the culture of normal human and mouse epidermal keratinocytes and co-cultured skin cell 3-D models
- Morphology and Phenotyping Core
Find information on this core’s tissue processing, sectioning, and staining services
- Tissue Acquisition Form
Complete our form for acquiring fresh and archival tissue through the Morphology and Phenotyping Core
- DNA/RNA Delivery Core
Learn about this core’s support of research through innovative viral technologies
The Administrative Core is responsible for coordinating all activities of the SDRC, including our research programs that encourage scientists to become involved cutaneous research. Learn more about SDRC's research initiatives below.
- Educational Programs
Find out more about our educational activities and initiatives
- Pilot and Feasibility Program
Learn more about our award program focused on developing and supporting skin cell-related research initiatives
- Minority and Gender Awareness Program
Discover this program focused on inclusion in skin biology research and developing underrepresented groups in cutaneous research