Terry H. Lechler
Terry H. Lechler

Terry Lechler

Professor in Dermatology


My lab is interested in understanding how tissue architecture and physiology are controlled. We study this in a variety of organ systems, including the skin the gut, and with approaches ranging from in vitro reconstitution to in vivo mouse models. Our goal is to understand the underlying cell biology controlling tissue development and function. We are particularly interested in the roles of cell-cell interactions, adhesion and the cytoskeleton in the control of stem cell fate and differentiation. 


Professor in Dermatology in the School of Medicine

2020 School of Medicine

Professor in Cell Biology in the School of Medicine

2020 School of Medicine

Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center in the School of Medicine

2021 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2006 School of Medicine


Ph.D. 2001

2001 Harvard University

Postdoctoral Associate

2006 Rockefeller University

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