Tamia Harris-Tyron, MD/PhD
Future Leaders Symposium
Resistin-like molecule a (RELMa ) provides vitamin A-dependent antimicrobial protection of the skin
Dr. Harris-Tryon is a magna cum laude graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate studies, she entered the Johns Hopkins University’s Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her graduate training in the lab of Charles Lowenstein MD and her work elucidated the function of an endothelial microRNA, miR-126, in vascular inflammation. In 2014, Dr. Harris-Tryon joined the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern and returned to the bench as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Lora Hooper, an internationally recognized leader in mechanistic studies of the host /microbe interface. Dr. Harris-Tryon expanded the focus of the lab to include skin. The long-term goal of her work is to understand how the microbiota and the diet regulate skin immunity.