Matthew Turner, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Summary of the focus of the research of Dr. Turner

Our laboratory studies mechanisms of skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis (AD) and other dermatologic diseases. The objective of this work is to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets that can be translated into improved diagnostic tools and treatments for patients with atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory diseases.

  • Zhang J, Ramadan AM, Griesenauer B, Li W, Turner MJ, Liu C, Kapur R, Hanenberg H, Blazar BR, Tawara I, Paczesny S. 2015. ST2 blockade reduces sST2-producing T cells while maintaining protective mST2-expressing T cells during graft-versus-host disease. Sci Transl Med. 7.308) 308ra160
  • Turner M, DaSilva-Arnold S, West C, Sun L, Hall C, Bradish J, Kaplan M, Travers J, and      Y Sun. 2014. Stat6 Mediated Keratitis and Blepharitis: a Novel Murine Model of Ocular Atopic Dermatitis. IOVS. 55:3803.
  • Turner MJ and B Zhou. 2014. A new itch to scratch for TSLP. Trends Immunol. 35:49
  • Turner MJ, DaSilva S, Yi Q, Mehrotra P, Kaplan MH, and Travers JB. 2013. Topical Application of a Vitamin D Analogue Exacerbates Atopic Dermatitis and Induces the Atopic Dermatitis-like Phenotype in Stat6VT mice. Pediatr Dermatol. 30:574
  • Turner MJ, Travers JB, Kaplan MH. 2012. T helper cell subsets in the development of atopic dermatitis. Invited review. J. Drugs Dermatol. 11:1174

The Ohio State University, B.S. (Microbiology)                                             1999
University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. (Molecular & Developmental Biology)                  2007
University of Cincinnati, M.D.                                                                    2007


Postgraduate Training:

University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH- Internship, Internal Medicine                   2007-2008
University Hospital, Department of Dermatology- Residency                          2008-2010
Indiana University, Department of Dermatology- Research Fellow                   2010-2011
Indiana University, Department of Dermatology- Chief Resident                     2011-2012

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