Wilson Liao, MD
Eugene M. Farber Lecture
Title: Genetic Discoveries in Psoriasis: Towards a Brighter Future
Dr. Liao is Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). As a physician-scientist, Dr. Liao currently serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Psoriasis Foundation and also serves as a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, completed a genomics research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and his dermatology residency at UCSF. Dr. Liao’s clinical expertise includes the use of biologics, phototherapy, and the Goeckerman regimen. He directs multiple clinical trials studying the effects of biologic agents on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The Liao laboratory studies the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle triggers of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases. His research program includes high resolution genetic mapping and functional genomics, elucidation of disease pathways through single-cell transcriptional and immunoprofiling technologies, and determination of the role of the microbiome in inflammation.