Tongyu C Wikramanayake, Ph.D.
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- Graduate Faculty
- Research Associate Professor
Alopecia, inflammatory skin disorders
- epidermal differentiation and barrier formation
- appendage (e.g., hair follicle and sebaceous gland) morphogenesis and cycling
- alopecia and treatment
- inflammatory skin diseases
- skin metabolism
The Brian V. Jegasothy, M.D. Basic Science Research Award
SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award
The First Annual Brian V. Jegasothy, M.D. Basic Science Research Award
Career Development Award
Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2000 Postdoctoral Associate
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Texas-Houston Health Sciences Center
- Treatment of alopecia areata with simvastatin/ezetimibe.
- Loss of Mpzl3 function causes various skin abnormalities and greatly reduced adipose depots.
- Mutation in Mpzl3, a novel [corrected] gene encoding a predicted [corrected] adhesion protein, in the rough coat (rc) mice with severe skin and hair abnormalities.
- PubMed link
Dr. Wikramanayake is a researcher in skin biology and dermatology, and has over 20 years of experience investigating the mechanisms regulating skin differentiation under normal and pathological conditions.
Dr. Wikramanayake obtained her Ph.D. training in developmental biology with Dr. Laurence D. Etkin at University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was a postdoctoral associate with Dr. Dennis R. Roop at Baylor College of Medicine when she started her career in skin biology. She received further training in genetics with Dr. Katalin Csiszar at University of Hawaii at Manoa, before joining the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2007 as a Research Assistant Professor.
Dr. Wikramanayake has received a number of honors and awards. She is a member of several professional societies and is a reviewer for several professional journals.