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Amy Paller

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Walter J Hamlin Professor, Chair Department of Dermatology
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Director, Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center


Areas of Focus

  • Treatment of inflammatory skin disorders (eg, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders)
  • Genetic disorders (eg, ichthyoses and epidermolysis bullosa)
  • Atopic dermatitis¬†


  • Topically applied, gene-regulating nanotherapy to treat:
    • Diabetic ulcers
    • Psoriasis
    • Scars
    • Rare genetic skin problems
  • Molecular phenotypes in pediatric atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis to pave the way for targeted therapy
  • Discovered the immune dysregulation that may lead to inflamed skin in the ichthyoses, leading to a novel clinical trial with repurposed medication
  • Discovered evidence for an important role for ganglioside GM3 as an intermediate in the insulin resistance in diabetic skin and also in development of diabetic neuropathy