Confirmed: The 2022 Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin will be hosted in-person.



Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of DermatologyWeill Cornell Medical College“Cancer immune surveillance in tissues: where it begins and ends”
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.Director NIAID Microbiome program

Co-Director NIH Center for Human Immunology

National institutes of Health / NIAID“Multikingdom control of skin immunity”
Isaac Chiu, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Microbiology and ImmunobiologyHarvard University“Neuro-immune interactions in host defense”
Raymond Cho, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of DermatologyUniversity of California, San Francisco“Single-cell interrogation of inflammatory skin disease”
Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.Irma Gigli Distinguished Professor
Chairman, Department of Dermatology
University of California, San Diego“Pathogen response in the skin”
Michel Gilliet, M.D.Chair of DermatologyUniversity Hospital CHUV in Lausanne, Switzerland“Targeting immune pathways in inflammatory diseases”
Teri Greiling, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor of DermatologyOHSU“Lupus and the microbiota”
Annemieke de Jong, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of DermatologyColumbia University“Recognition of bacterial lipids by human T cells through CD1a”
Daniel Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Dermatology, ImmunologyUniversity of Pittsburgh“Cutaneous neurons modulating immune responses”
Brian Kim, M.D.Professor of DermatologyMount Sinai“Neuroimmune Regulation of Itch”
Eynav Klechevsky, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Pathology & ImmunologyWashington University in St. Louis“Regulation and dysregulation of Immune Responses by human skin dendritic cell subsets”
Heidi Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.Head, Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section

Investigator, Dermatology Branch

NIH / NIAMS“The Microbiome in Human Skin Disease”
Laura Mackay, Ph.D.Laboratory Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)The University of Melbourne, AustraliaKeynote: “Local Immune Protection by CD8+ Tissue-Resident Memory T Cells”
Robert L. Modlin, M.D.Klein Professor, Dermatology; Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Los Angeles, California“Linking immune responses and lipid metabolism to antimicrobial responses in skin”
Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.Stadtman Investigator

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

NIH / NIAMS“Intersection of tissue, immunity and the microbiota in skin”
Shruti Naik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pathology, DermatologyNew York University School of Medicine“Immune-epithelial crosstalk in skin inflammation and repair”
Julia Oh, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorThe Jackson Laboratory“From metagenomes to therapeutics: the human skin microbiome”

Tiffany Scharschmidt, M.D.

Associate Professor, DermatologyUniversity of California San Francisco“Microbiome, Tregs up and coming”
Julie Segre, Ph.D. Chief & Senior Investigator

Translational and Functional Genomics Branch


NIH / NHGRI“Human Skin Microbiome: Finding Friends and Foes”
John O’Shea, M.D.Chief, Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

NIAMS Scientific Director

NIH / NIAMS“Lymphocytes and Superenhancers”
Jean Y. Tang, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of DermatologyStanford“Small molecule and gene therapy approaches for BCC and SCC prevention in rare diseases”