Emrullah Korkmaz

Assistant Professor


We work at the interface of bioengineering, skin science, and immunology to 'engineer' systemic immune responses based on cutaneous immunomodulation using patient-friendly microtechnologies, with the goal of developing safer and more effective immunotherapies for cancer, allergy, and infectious disease.


PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Kim, E., Weisel, F.J., Balmert, S.C., Khan, M.S., Huang, S., Erdos, G., Kenniston, T.W., Carey, C.D., Joachim, S.M., Conter, L.J., Weisel, N.M., Okba, N.M.A., Haagmans, B.L., Percivalle, E., Cassaniti, I., Baldanti, F., Korkmaz, E., Shlomchik, M.J., Jr, F.L.D., & Gambotto, A. (2021). A single subcutaneous or intranasal immunization with adenovirus-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine induces robust humoral and cellular immune responses in mice. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 51(7), 1774-1784.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/eji.202149167.

Korkmaz, E., Balmert, S.C., Carey, C.D., Erdos, G., & Jr, F.L.D. (2021). Emerging skin-targeted drug delivery strategies to engineer immunity: A focus on infectious diseases. EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG DELIVERY, 18(2), 151-167.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/17425247.2021.1823964.

Korkmaz, E., Balmert, S.C., Sumpter, T.L., Carey, C.D., Erdos, G., & Jr, F.L.D. (2021). Microarray patches enable the development of skin-targeted vaccines against COVID-19. ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS, 171, 164-186.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2021.01.022.

Balmert, S.C., Carey, C.D., Falo, G.D., Sethi, S.K., Erdos, G., Korkmaz, E., & Jr, F.L.D. (2020). Dissolving undercut microneedle arrays for multicomponent cutaneous vaccination. JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 317, 336-346.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.11.023.

Erdos, G., Balmert, S.C., Carey, C.D., Falo, G.D., Patel, N.A., Zhang, J., Gambotto, A., Korkmaz, E., & Jr, F.L.D. (2020). Improved Cutaneous Genetic Immunization by Microneedle Array Delivery of an Adjuvanted Adenovirus Vaccine. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 140(12), 2528-+.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.03.966.

Kim, E., Erdos, G., Huang, S., Kenniston, T.W., Balmert, S.C., Carey, C.D., Raj, V.S., Epperly, M.W., Klimstra, W.B., Haagmans, B.L., Korkmaz, E., Jr, F.L.D., & Gambotto, A. (2020). Microneedle array delivered recombinant coronavirus vaccines: Immunogenicity and rapid translational development. EBIOMEDICINE, 55, 102743.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2020.102743.

Korkmaz, E., & Jr, F.L.D. (2020). Spherical Nucleic Acids as Emerging Topical Therapeutics: A Focus on Psoriasis. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 140(2), 278-281.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2019.07.683.

Balmert, S.C., Ghozloujeh, Z.G., Carey, C.D., Sumpter, T.L., Erdos, G., Korkmaz, E., & Falo, L.D. (2021). A multicomponent skin-targeted COVID-19 vaccine elicits robust humoral and cellular immune responses. In JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 141(5), (p. S6).

Balmert, S.C., Carey, C.D., Erdos, G., Korkmaz, E., Little, S.R., & Falo, L.D. (2020). Engineering the skin with microneedle arrays to induce immune tolerance. In JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 140(7), (p. S11).

Mizes, A., Carey, C.D., Friedman, B., Zhang, J., Korkmaz, E., Balmert, S., Erdos, G., & Falo, L.D. (2020). Topical chemo-immunotherapy of melanoma. In JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 140(7), (p. S9).

Korkmaz, E., Sumpter, T., Li, Y., & Falo, L.D. (2019). Skin-targeted delivery of crude peanut extracts using dissolving microneedle arrays. In JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 139(5), (p. S11).

Erdos, G., Falo, G., Korkmaz, E., Ozdoganlar, B., & Jr, F.L.D. (2018). Microneedle array delivery of skin targeted adenovector vaccines. In JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 138(5), (p. S20).Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2018.03.124.