A CU Medicine provider.
Qualifications and experience
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1996)
University of Washington Program (1999)
Kyoto University Program (1983)
Kyoto University - Kyoto, Japan (1983)
University of Washington Program (2002)
Kyoto University Program (1987)
Kyoto University (1992)
- Clinical interest for patients
I am interested in Psoriasis and Adult Dermatology.
- Research interest for patients
Dr. Fujita is a tenured professor of Dermatology and Immunology & Microbiology, and a dermatologist at the Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine and VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System. She is a Director of Research Services, Dermatology RC-1S. I have extensive training in cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology. The Fujita Lab investigates biological roles and molecular regulations of 1) IL-37 in adaptive immunity, 2) IL-1b, inflammasomes, and autoinflammation in human melanoma, 3) damage to melanocytes and skin cells, and 4) intra-tumoral heterogeneity and plasticity in melanoma. Our lab was the first to demonstrate the tolerogenic nature of IL-37 in dendritic cells, and we have recently found that IL-37 is highly expressed in Treg cells and regulates Treg cell functionality. We are also one of the first groups to show the inflammasome platform in melanoma cells. We generated exciting mouse data from inflammasome inhibition. Dr. Fujita has trained 109 students/fellows in her research laboratory (24 undergraduate students, 15 graduate students, 20 medical students, 12 residents, 4 visiting scholars, 20 post-doc fellows, 9 research assistants/associates, and 5 junior faculty).
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