Department Of Dermatology
Lynn Petukhova, PhD
Lynn Petukhova, PhD, uses human genetic studies to improve health outcomes in skin disease and healthcare efficiency in dermatology. She is a genetic epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience conducting human genetic studies. Her research is resolving the genetic architecture of hair follicle diseases and contributing to our knowledge of fundamental biological processes involved in tissue regeneration, stem cell biology, autoimmunity and pathological inflammation. The clinical translation of her genetic discoveries has identified drug repurposing opportunities and is helping to improve the accuracy and utility of skin disease diagnoses. Currently, the primary clinical focus of her research program is hidradenitis suppurativa. Dr. Petukhova’s research program receives federal funding from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, as well as private funding from the Dermatology Foundation, the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and from Columbia University programs including the Irving Institute, the Data Science Institute and the Precision Medicine Institute. Dr. Petukhova completed her academic training at Mailman and holds a Master’s degree in Biostatistics and a Doctorate degree in Epidemiology. Prior to her graduate training, she was founding Director of the Genotyping Center at Rockefeller University. Dr. Petukhova teaches Genetics in Epidemiology.

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