Richard D. Granstein, MD
Neuroimmunology of the Skin: Regulation of Cutaneous Immunity by the Nervous System
Nervous System Regulation of Cutaneous Immunity Through Actions on Endothelial Cells
Richard D. Granstein, MD trained in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. As a research fellow, he studied immunology and tumor biology at the National Cancer Institute and in the Department of Pathology at Harvard. Dr. Granstein joined the Harvard faculty in 1984. In 1995, Weill Cornell and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital successfully recruited him. Dr. Granstein is the George W. Hambrick, Jr. Professor of Dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Dermatologist-in-Chief at the New York Weill Cornell Campus of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Granstein’s clinical interests include skin disorders resulting from abnormal immune system activity. His research interests center on the regulation of immune processes within the skin. He and his colleagues were the first to demonstrate that immune cells within the
epidermis have an anatomic relationship with nerves and can be regulated by proteins produced by those nerves.