Dr. Lowes is an investigative dermatologist with a long-term goal to understand the contribution of the cutaneous immune system to health and disease. She has predominantly studied psoriasis, a common inflammatory skin disease with significant morbidity and cost to individuals and society. Her research has aimed to further understand myeloid dendritic cells and T cells in psoriasis, which are central to pathogenesis of this disease, to develop new therapeutic targets. She is also very interested in how our discoveries about psoriasis can translate into better treatments for her patients, through shared decision making tools such as Decision Aids.
Dr. Lowes recently moved to Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she is now developing a Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment and Research Program. This is an understudied disease with a huge unmet need, and she is bringing all her translational research experiences to the study of this devastating disease.