Dr. Liao is Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the UCSF Department of Dermatology. He serves as Director of the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center and is deeply engaged in patient care, clinical trials, and basic science research. The Liao laboratory (https://liaolab.ucsf.edu) studies the genetics and environmental triggers of psoriasis, a common immune-mediated skin disease. Dr. Liao directs the UCSF Psoriasis Research Initiative and Biobank with over 1,200 subjects, which is used for genetic and translational research studies. The Liao lab has contributed to the publication of four genome-wide association studies in psoriasis and has helped identify over 30 risk variants, including a deletion of the late cornified envelope genes, common variants in UBE2L3 and SH2B3, copy number changes in KIR3DS1 and NKG2C, and rare variants in IFIH1 and CARD14. Current projects include the identification of psoriasis causal variants through high resolution genetic mapping and functional genomics, elucidation of psoriasis pathways through single cell transcriptional and immunoprofiling technologies, and development of a novel diagnostic test for psoriatic arthritis. We welcome inquiries about collaborations and student participation in research.