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Prof. Desmond J. Tobin University College Dublin, Ireland

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Biography

Dr Desmond J. Tobin is Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of The Charles Institute of Dermatology at the UCD School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland. Prior to Sept 2018 he was Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK). He... read moreholds a BSc from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), a PhD from the University of London (St. John’s Institute of Dermatology) and post-doctoral training from New York University Medical School’s Dept. of Dermatology. Over the past 25 years he has researched in basic and applied skin/hair sciences, with a focus on the biology of human melanocytes/pigmentation and hair growth disorders, especially those with an immune basis. Des is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Royal Society of Biology, Institute of Trichologists (Vice-President), and Institute of Biomedical Science. He is the Chair of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology, and a member of the UK Translational Network in Dermatology (UKTREND). Des serves(ed) on several editorial boards, scientific advisory panels, and the UK-based Research Excellent Framework 2021. He has published over 150 publications, incl. 3 books. His H-Index is currently 57 (Scopus April 2019).