Elizabeth Grice, PhD

Elizabeth Grice, PhD

Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D., received her B.A. in Biology from Luther College, and her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Grice then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute under the direction of Dr. Julia Segre, where her pioneering work revealed the vast topographic and temporal diversity of the human skin microbiome. For that work, she was awarded an NIH Award of Merit and later received an NIH K99-R00 Pathway to Independence Award to investigate skin microbiome contributions to wound healing. Dr. Grice joined the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, where she is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a secondary appointment in the Department of Microbiology. Research in the Grice laboratory integrates microbiology, dermatology, genomics, bioinformatics, and immunology towards the general objective of investigating host-microbe interactions of the skin and elucidating their roles in skin health, disease, and wound healing. Her research is funded by multiple NIH grants, industry, and private donors. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Michael S. Brown New Investigator Award and the prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award