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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 418-4273
Fax: (503) 418-4266


Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Meeting Chair

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Meeting Chairs Emeriti

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The 63rd annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, Skin Aging: Molecular Mechanisms and Tissue Consequences, will examine the rapidly evolving field of gerontology as it relates to skin. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Signaling imbalances and effects on tissue homeostasis
  • Role of telomeres in aging and photoaging
  • Age-associated changes in dermal matrix and clinical consequences
  • Innovative strategies to treat and prevent skin aging

Program Chair

Barbara A. Gilchrest, M.D.
Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Dermatology, Boston University; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Program Committee

Returning to the Oregon Coast
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
2.5 hours from Portland, Oregon

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin is supported by Grant Number 5 R13 AR009431 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA).