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Gerald Krueger

DermTech has appointed Gerald Krueger to its scientific advisory board. Krueger is a professor of dermatology and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair at the University of Utah. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Colorado. Krueger is also the recipient of the Taub International Award for Psoriasis Research and a National Psoriasis Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. DermTech noted that Krueger will help guide the company's efforts to develop non-invasive gene expression tests for inflammatory skin conditions.

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