Meet the speakers at IFPA Conference 2024

Wilson Liao

Topic: Advances in genetics and immunology of psoriasis.

Thursday June 27, 10:35-11:15

Dr. Wilson Liao is Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Research in Dermatology and Director of the Psoriasis Center at the University of California San Francisco. He is a practicing dermatologist with expertise in biologic therapy and phototherapy and human geneticist who has contributed to the identification of over 30 psoriasis susceptibility genes.

Dr Wilson has published over 50 genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and microbiome studies in psoriasis. Dr. Liao’s group has also investigated the impact of environmental factors on psoriasis, including diet, stress, season, exercise, sleep, meditation, viruses, skin injury, strep throat, and medications.

He currently serves as a councilor for the International Psoriasis Council and Co-Chair of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Research Committee. Dr. Liao is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee and Medical Board.

Dr. Liao is Co-Principal Investigator of the NIH Accelerating Medicines Program in Psoriatic Disease, which hopes to identify novel biomarkers of psoriatic disease flare and remission.