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Terry H. Lechler

Professor in Dermatology
Duke Box 3709, Durham, NC 27710
310 Nanaline Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27710


My lab is interested in understanding how tissue architecture and physiology are controlled. We study this in a variety of organ systems, including the skin the gut, and with approaches ranging from in vitro reconstitution to in vivo mouse models. Our goal is to understand the underlying cell biology controlling tissue development and function. We are particularly interested in the roles of cell-cell interactions, adhesion and the cytoskeleton in the control of stem cell fate and differentiation.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Dermatology · 2020 - Present Dermatology, Clinical Science Departments
Professor in Cell Biology · 2020 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2006 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center · 2021 - Present Duke Regeneration Center, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 2001 Ph.D.