Science and Dermatology: More than Skin Deep?

The skin is the largest organ of our body and plays a crucial role in protecting the host. While skin appears to be a mere covering of our body, it is best thought of as an immune organ and the first line of defense. Dr. Jenny Kim discusses skin immunity and the sophisticated protective mechanisms that keep us healthy. She also discusses what happens when the same mechanism goes awry and leads to inflammation, injury and a disease state. Series: “UCLA Science Faculty Research Colloquium” [9/2011]