The Morawski lab studies the adaptive immune response occurring during human inflammatory and autoimmune diseases of the skin and other barrier tissues.
Our approach integrates cellular and molecular techniques including in situ imaging, organotypic culture, and gene editing to understand how T cells reprogram the structural cells of the skin and in turn how signals from the tissue shape the immune repertoire.
We are especially interested in dissecting the immune-stromal networks that maintain homeostasis in the skin and those that are dysregulated during heterogeneous systemic diseases such as scleroderma and lupus.
Peter Morawski, PhD
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