Zhi Liu, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Dermatology Laboratories, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, will be speaking on BP180/type XVII Collagen in Skin Autoimmunity and Tumorigenesis. For the past sixteen years, Dr. Liu has focused his research on understanding the immunopathogenesis of bullous pemphigoid using animal models developed in his laboratory. His work in this area has lead to important new insights into the disease mechanisms at both cellular and molecular levels and has been published in several high impact journals, including Cell, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. This event will take place on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m at 609 Albany St. (J Building) 2nd floor conference room. contact Jacy Bernal email@example.com, 638-5517, with any questions.