MSI Principal Investigator Professor Jakub Tolar (Pediatrics - Medical School) has been named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor. This award recognizes outstanding faculty members who recently achieved full professor status. The announcement appears on the Scholars Walk website.
Professor Tolar studies a rare skin disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB). This painful, disfiguring disease causes very fragile skin that blisters or breaks easily. Professor Tolar uses MSI resources for his research into EB, especially the mechanisms of the pain and itching associated with it.