Brett Shook, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University
2015 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumnus
PhD, University of Connecticut
Dr. Shook is working to understand how the myriad of skin cell types interact to efficiently drive stem cell-mediated repair of chronic skin wounds. He is focusing specifically on fat cells, one of the most abundant but overlooked components of skin. His findings show that fat cells change their own gene expression and identity in the presence of wounds and play a crucial role in wound healing. This research has tremendous potential application in the treatment of chronic wounds in diabetic patients. He is currently pursuing his postdoctoral studies at Yale in Dr. Valerie Horsley’s lab.