Department of Dermatology

Bunimovich Lab

Postdoctoral position is currently available (contact Dr. Bunimovich for additional details). 

The Bunimovich lab conducts basic and translational investigations of mechanisms and therapies of skin diseases.


Research projects include:

  • Neuroimmune regulation of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer progression. 
    • These studies focus on understanding how sensory neurons and Schwann cells contribute to cancer progression and metastasis, specifically via immunomodulatory mechanisms.
  • Pathogenesis of lipid redox dysregulation in the inflammatory skin diseases.
    • These studies explore novel signaling mechanisms of dysregulated redox lipid products generated in keratinocytes and immune cells, and their relevance to psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
  • Role of ferroptosis in neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases.
    • These studies focus on ferroptosis in different cellular compartments in cutaneous diseases and on targeting ferroptosis as a novel therapeutic approach to treat neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases.
  • Glial functions in cancer, skin inflammation, wound healing and peripheral neuropathy.
    •  These studies focus on peripheral glial cells, abd their role in a wide range of physiological and pathological processes in the skin.


Dr. Bunimovich's publications can be reviewed here.