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Pierre A. Coulombe

CoulombePierrePIERRE A. COULOMBE, the E.V. McCollum Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, joined the Bloomberg School of Public Health in December 2008. He holds additional faculty appointments in the departments of biological chemistry and dermatology in the School of Medicine. Dr. Coulombe is a leading expert in the cytoskeleton and underlying causes of diseases affecting the skin. He has received numerous awards for both his teaching and research. Most recently he was awarded the William F. Montagna Award by the Society for Investigative Dermatology for his overall contributions to the understanding of keratin function, and their implication in diseases. Dr. Coulombe has authored 111 publications and is the co-inventor of the patented use of Nrf2 inducers to treat epidermolysis bullosa simplex and related diseases.