Dr. Tomic-Canic’s Bio
Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD is a Professor of Dermatology (with Tenure) and the Director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr Tomic-Canic received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Physiology from joint program of NYU School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Belgrade University, Department of Biomedicine. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Department of Pharmacology at NYU School of Medicine and joined the faculty of Departments of Dermatology and Microbiology at NYU School of Medicine in 1994. In 2005, she joined faculty of the Department of Dermatology, Weill Medical College of the Cornell University and became a Director of the Tissue Repair Program at the Department of Tissue Engineering, Repair and Regeneration at the Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to her full time faculty appointment at UM, she also holds adjunct faculty appointments at NYU School of Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. Over past 21 years, Dr Tomic-Canic’s primary research interest is in skin biology. Her current research is focused on identification of molecular pathogenesis of chronic wounds, i.e. understanding wound healing and its inhibition at the molecular, genomic and cellular levels. Her recent discoveries include identification of the first genes that inhibit healing in human chronic ulcers and molecular basis of debridement.