Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Toshiyuki Yamamoto

Prof. Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Professor
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Fukushima Medical University
Japan

  Biography :

Prof. Yamamoto has received his MD in 1988 and PhD in 2000 in Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Currently, he is working as Professor and Chairman in Fukushima Medical University. He is serving as an editorial member of several journals like Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatological Science, and The Open Allergy Journal. He is a member of Japanese Dermatological Association, Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology, German-Japanese Society for Dermatology, and so on.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Clinical dermatology, Scleroderma, Psoriasis, Allergic disease, Skin cancer, Immunology

Research Interest
Co- Editor in Chief
Prof. Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MPH

Prof. Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
USA

  Biography :

American Academy of Dermatology Toledo Academy of Medicine Ohio State Medical Association Association of Military Dermatologists Michigan Dermatology Association United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Association Ohio Dermatology Medical Association American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery

Biography
  Research Interest :

Acne, Head lice, Scabies, Fungal infections, and Earwax

Research Interest
Executive Editor
Prof. Rodney Sinclair

Prof. Rodney Sinclair
Professor
Director of Dermatology, Epworth Healthcare Director, Sinclair Dermatology, Department of Dermatology
University of Melbourne
Australia

  Biography :

Professor Rodney Sinclair is Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Dermatology at the Epworth Hospital. He is Past-President of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research, the Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria. Prof Sinclair is the co-author of the section on Dermatology in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and the chapters on Hair Disorders in Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, and Bologna’s Dermatology. He has written 13 textbooks of dermatology, and has over 400 research publications.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His main research interests are female androgenetic alopecia, which was the subject of his M.D. thesis, the biology of the hair follicles and its related structures, the genetics of skin diseases and skin cancer.

Research Interest
Editorial Board Member
Prof. Akimichi Morita

Prof. Akimichi Morita
Professor
Professor and Chairman, Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Japan

  Biography :

Professor Akimichi Morita graduated from Nagoya City University and received his MD degree in 1989. He received his PhD in basic immunology at Aichi Cancer Center. He studied photobiology and photoimmunology under the supervision of Professor Jean Krutmann at Duesseldorf University as a Humboldt Foundation fellow where he discovered UVA1-mediated human T helper cell apoptosis as a fundamental mechanism of UVA1 phototherapy. He also trained under the supervision of Professor Akira Takashima at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and developed a Langerhans cell-targeted vaccination. He has introduced numerous standard phototherapies to Japan. Since 2003, he has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests include phototherapy, cutaneous immunology, and skin aging.

Research Interest
Prof. Akira Kawada

Prof. Akira Kawada
Professor
Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Kinki University School of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

He is Professor & Chairman, Dermatology, Kinki University School of Medicine Ohno-Higashi 377-2, Osaka-Sayama city, Osaka 589-8511, Japan He is in the Board of Japanese medical doctor. He is also one of the eminent member of Board of Dermatology of Japanese Dermatological Association.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Photobiology, psoriasis, laser, cosmetic dermatology

Research Interest
Prof. Hironobu Ihn

Prof. Hironobu Ihn
Professor
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Kumamoto University Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

He is the Vice President, Kumamoto University Hospital and also the Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Faculty Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan. He is the eminent member of Japanese Society of Dermatology, Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology, Japanese Society of Clinical Immunology, Japanese Society of connective tissue Research, American Academy of Immunologists, American Society for Matrix Biology, Japanese Society of Allergy, Japanese Society of Rheumatology, Japanese Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Japanese Society of Psoriasis, Japanese Society of Skin Cancer

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, connective tissue Research, Cosmetic Dermatology, Rheumatology, Skin Cancer

Research Interest
Prof. Mamitaro Ohtsuki

Prof. Mamitaro Ohtsuki
Professor
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Jichi Medical University
Japan

  Biography :

He is the prestigious member of Japanese Dermatological Association (Chairman of the Eastern Division, 2011-) Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (Councilor) Japanese Society for Psoriasis Research (Director) Japanese Society of Allergology

Biography
  Research Interest :

Atopic dermatitis, Psoriasis, Keratins, Molecular targeted therapy

Research Interest
Dr. Leslie N. Jones

Dr. Leslie N. Jones
Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Melbourne
Australia

  Biography :

Dr Leslie N. Jones has expertise in electron microscopy, cell biology, microbiology and biochemistry with MSc and PhD higher research degrees awarded from the RMIT University and University of Melbourne respectively and is internationally recognised for his research contributions to understanding hair structure, composition and biology in health and disease. He has recently been project leader in the CRC for Premium Quality Wool involving research into the effects of nutrition and transgenic manipulations on wool growth and properties. He has been awarded and invited to work as a visiting scientist in various international laboratories including the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden, the University of Rochester, Rochester USA, Unilever UK, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda USA, University of Hamburg, Germany. He is past President of the Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society involving, Dermatologists, Hair Transplant Surgeons and Research Scientists. This society has conducted the first international conferences linking the Hair Research Societies of Europe, the USA, Japan and Australasia and is organizing the next International Congress of Hair Research, 2010. He is also currently a member of the European Hair Research Society and the University of Melbourne, Medical Society. He has been invited to write numerous reviews and book chapters concerning hair structural biology and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Dermatology. He has published more than 95 scientific papers in the field relating to hair structure and biology. Appointed as Principal Research Fellow (Associate Professor) in Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne (2004).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Strucure,Composition and Formation of Mammalian Kearatins

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Prof. Miroslav Blumenberg

Prof. Miroslav Blumenberg
Professor
Co-Director, DNA microarray core facility,
NYU Cancer Institute, NYU School of Medicine
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Blumenberg has interest is regulation of gene expression in the epidermis. Having cloned several human keratin genes, my collaborators and I studied the transcription factors and signaling cascades that control these genes in keratinocytes. Recently, we have used DNA microarrays to follow transcriptional profiles in response to UV light, growth factors, vitamins, cytokines and other agents important in dermatology and skin biology. DNA microarrays allow us to follow global cellular responses to various agents. Using UV light as a paradigmatic damaging agent, we determined that cells make following responses: 1. They change signal transduction and transcription regulators, basically stop what they have been doing and respond to UV. 2. Produce cytokines and chemokine to alert the surrounding tissue to the damage. 3. Produce more energy by increasing mitochondrial proteins and suppressing proteins that use energy. 4. Increase the cornified layer that protects the skin. These responses protect not only the cells, but also the underlying tissues of the organism. In additional studies, we described the effects of proinflammatory and immunomodulating cytokines (IFN, TNF, TGF, IL-1 Oncostatin-M, IL-6 and IL-12), hormones and vitamins (Retinoic acid, vitamin D3 and thyroid hormones), pro- and anti-cornification agents (Ephrins, MAPK inhibitors, EGF, EGFR inhibitors), and irritants and allergens (SDS, NiSO4, DNCB, OXA, BZK). Currently, our interests are in metaanalysis of large data sets important to dermatology. We use metaanalysis approaches to integrate the results of our studies as well as combine them with the large data sets in public repositories. Our goal is to describe the global molecular responses of skin to its environment.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Microarrays, DNA chips, transcriptional profiling, UV, inflammation, keratin, promoters, transcriptional regulation, metaanalysis

Research Interest
Prof. Joyce Teng, MD PhD, FAAD

Prof. Joyce Teng, MD PhD, FAAD
Professor
Director of Pediatric Dermatology, Director of Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship
Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics Stanford University School of Medicine
USA

  Biography :

There have been approximately 300 patients with vascular anomalies being evaluated in our well-known multidisciplinary vascular anomaly clinics at Stanford during the past decade. We have one of the largest cohorts of lymphatic malformation (LM) patients in Northern California. I am currently the director of pediatric dermatology as well as the co-director of vascular anomaly clinics at Stanford. Working with specialists from variously disciplines, we have developed a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with this challenging disorder. For the past two years, we have performed retrospective reviews of all LM patients that have been seen in Stanford and established a clinical registry to follow the patients’ disease progression and response to clinical as well surgical intervention. In addition, we have developed a tissue repository program to investigate genotype-phenotypeand genotype-imaging correlations as well as the effects of targeted novel therapies. As the director of pediatric dermatology, he has the research experience, as well as access to this unique group of patients and research facility that is necessary to complete this study.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatric Dermatology, family medicine

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Prof. Minoru Hasegawa, MD

Prof. Minoru Hasegawa, MD
Professor
Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology School of Medicine
aculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui
Japan

  Biography :

He is an active Member of The Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (Board of Directors) Japanese Dermatological Association (Representative) The Japan Society for Clinical Immunology (councilor) American Academy of Immunology (member) American College of Rheumatology (member)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Collagen diseases (systemic sclerosis), Cytokine

Research Interest
Dr. Tetsuya Higuchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tetsuya Higuchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Department of Dermatology
Toho University Sakura Medical Center, School of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

He was graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and received MD in 1994 and entered in the department of dermatology there (Prof. Kiyoshi Nishioka). He received PhD in basic immunology under the supervision of Prof. Takeshi Tsubata in 2001. He also trained in skin immunology under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Grabbe at Muenster University as a Humboldt Foundation fellow. Since 2013, he has been the director of the Department of Dermatology at Toho University Sakura Medical Center.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Clinical Dermatology, autoantibody production, drug eruption, psoriasis, skin immunology

Research Interest
Prof. Jianzhong Zhang, M.D.

Prof. Jianzhong Zhang, M.D.
Professor
Director, Peking University College of Dermatology and Venereology
Chairman, Department of Dermatology Peking University People Hospital
China

  Biography :

Dr. Jianzhong Zhang is the director, Faculty of Dermatology and Venereology, Peking University, and also the professor and chairman, department of dermatology, Peking University People`s Hospital. He graduated from Peking University in 1986. He was a visiting fellow in Fukushima Medical University Japan from 1992 through 1994. He worked in Department of Dermatology, Peking University First Hospital from 1986 through 1996 and then worked in Department of Dermatology, Peking University People`s Hospital. Dr. Jianzhong Zhang is the president of Chinese Society of Dermatology (CSD) and a council member of the Asian Dermatological Association. He is also the vice president, Chinese Dermatologist Association; head of atopic dermatitis research group and head of hair disorder research group, CSD. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, He is the editor-in-chief of 16 books and a chapter contributor of over 30 books. He was awarded ILDS Certificate of Appreciation 2013.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia, lupus erythematosus, mycobacterium infections, graft-versus-host disease, immunology.

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Prof. Pramod Kumar Nigam

Prof. Pramod Kumar Nigam
Director cum Professor & Head
Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprosy
Pt. J.N.M.Medical College
India

  Biography :

Pramod Kumar Nigam, MD, MBA, MAMS, PGDIHL, FIAD, FRCP is Director cum Professor & Head in the Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprosy, Pt. J.N.M.Medical College, Raipur-492001, Chhattisgarh, India. Dr. Nigam first earned a MBBS in 1984 and then MD in 1987 from the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. After his MD, Dr. Nigam worked as senior registrar at the Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. In the year 1988, Dr. Nigam joined the Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprosy, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur-492001, Chhattisgarh, India as a teaching faculty on the post of assistant professor and got promoted to the posts of associate professor and then professor of dermatology. Presently he is working as Direcror cum Professor & Head, Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprosy, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur-492001, Chhattisgarh, India. Dr. Nigam has published over 55 peer-reviewed scientific articles in various areas and has authored 2 Book Chapters. He also serves a member of several national professional societies, as well as editorial board member and reviewer of several scientific journals. Dr. Nigam has been awarded with FIAD (India) in 2012 and FRCP (Glasgow) in 2015.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Vitiligo, Lichen planus, Psoriasis, Genodermatoses.

Research Interest
Dr. Kazunari Sugita, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kazunari Sugita, M.D., Ph.D.
Lecturer
Division of Dermatology
Tottori University
Japan

  Biography :

He received his MD and PhD degrees from University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan (Professor Yoshiki Tokura). Further training in basic immunology was obtained as a Research Fellow in Dermatology at Kyoto University, under the supervision of Professor Yoshiki Miyachi and Associate professor Kenji Kabashima from 2011 to 2013. He also trained in allergy and clinical immunology at Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF),University of Zurich(Professor Cezmi A. Akdis).He is currently a Lecture of Dermatology, at Tottori University (Professor Osamu Yamamoto). He has been continuously performing cutaneous immunology, allergy and lymphoma research. He is a member of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (Councilor) and Japanese Dermatological Association.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cutaneous immunology, Allergy, Cutaneous lymphoma, Psoriasis

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Dr. Chernyshov Pavel Viktorovich, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Chernyshov Pavel Viktorovich, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
National Medical University
Ukraine

  Biography :

He has the following Memberships: Ukrainian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Cosmetologists European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology • EADV Board of Directors member (from 2014) • EADV Website Committee member (2011-2015) • EADV Nomination and Election Monitoring Committee member • Chair of the EADV Task Force on Quality of Life European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis International Society of Dermatology • ISD Board Member (from 2014)

Biography
  Research Interest :

atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, quality of life in dermatiology

Research Interest
Dr. Tasleem Arif

Dr. Tasleem Arif
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology, STDs and Leprosy
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
India

  Biography :

Dr Tasleem Arif has done his MBBS from Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) Srinagar Kashmir India. He did his MD in Dermatology, STDs and Leprosy from Govt. Medical College Srinagar Kashmir. Currently, he is working as Assistant professor in the department of dermatology JNMCH in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). He has more than 49 research publications most of which are in international journals. He is the discoverer of the sign “Tasleem’s water jet sign” in dermatology. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several reputed journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pigmentary Disorders, Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Hair research, Sexually Transmitted Diseases & AIDS

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Dr. Jitlada Meephansan M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Jitlada Meephansan M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chulabhorn International college of Medicine
Thammasat University
Thailand

  Biography :

- Member of Medical Council of Thailand - Member of Dermatology Society of Thailand - Initiator and Director of the Graduate Programs in Dermatology, Thammasat University

Biography
  Research Interest :

Inflammatory skin diseases, Psoriasis, Skin immune system, Keratinocytes, Hair disorders

Research Interest
Prof. Yoshika Sekine, PhD

Prof. Yoshika Sekine, PhD
Professor
Department of Chemistry, School of Science
Tokai University
Japan

  Biography :

Prof. Sekine is an expert in the field of environmental chemistry in relation to human health. He graduated from Keio University and received his PhD in 1993 at Tokai University. He is currently working as professor of Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tokai University. He is a former editor-in-chief of Indoor Environment issued by Society of Indoor Environment, Japan, and is also serving as an editorial member of Chemistry & Education issued by The Chemical Society of Japan. He is currently publishing several research papers on the human skin gas analysis and medical applications.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Human skin gas analysis and application, Monitoring of atmospheric environment in Asia, Pollution control of chemicals in indoor environment

Research Interest
Dr. Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Oculoplastic, Lacrimal, and Orbital Surgery
Aichi Medical University Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

He received his MD degree from Osaka University in 2002. He received his PhD degree in visual optics from Graduate School of Medicine of Osaka University. He also trained in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at Aichi Medical University. He has the following memberships: Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Japanese Ophthalmological Society, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Oculoplastic surgery, Orbital surgey, Lacrimal surgery

Research Interest
Prof. Gwo-Shing Chen,M.D.,Ph.D.

Prof. Gwo-Shing Chen,M.D.,Ph.D.
Director
Department of Dermatology
Kaohsiung Medical University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Professor Gwo-Shing Chen is currently the Professor of Dermatology at Kaohsiung Medical University and Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from China Medical University, Taiwan, and received his PhD degree from the University of Kitasado, Japan. He completed his dermatology residency training in 1985, and since then had worked as a full-time dermatologist at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital. Since 2000, he had been appointed as Director of the Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Medical University and Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital. Professor Chen’s research interests include wound healing in diabetes mellitus, pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, cutaneous vasculitis and photomedicine for anti-aging. He had been appointed as a member of the Taiwan Medical Association, Taiwanese Dermatological Society, Chinese Family Medical Society, Japanese Dermatological Association, and Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology. Over the last 10 years, Professor Chen had published more than 100 papers in scientific journals, including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Experimental Dermatology, and Translational Research. He had undertaken extensive investigations into the effects of high-glucose environment on wound healing in diabetes and the molecular mechanisms involved. He had also performed extensive studies on the patho-mechanisms of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Study on wound healing in diabetes mellitus, pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, cutaneous vasculitis and photomedicine for anti-aging.

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Turhan Sahin

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Turhan Sahin
Professor
Medical Faculty Department of Dermatology
Celal Bayar University
Turkey

  Biography :

Memberships of Dermatology Associations: 1. Dermatovenereology Association of Turkey 2. Turkish Dermatology Association 3. Turkish Dermatopathology Association 4. Turkish Skin and Venereologic Diseases Association 5. International Society of Dermatology (ISD) 6. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) (Since 2000) 7. American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) (Since 2001) 8. International Dermoscopy Society (IDS) (Board Member)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dermoscopy, Nevi, Pigmentation diseases, Malignant melanoma, Wound healing, Clinical dermatology, Dermatosurgery

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Prof. Liangdan Sun, MD, Ph.D,

Prof. Liangdan Sun, MD, Ph.D,
Professor & Director
Key Laboratory of Dermatology
First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University (AHMU)
China

  Biography :

I am elected as the committee member of Human and Medical Genetic Specialty Committee, Genetics Society of China, Committee Member of Clinical Precision Medicine Special Committee, Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Committee Member of Dermatology Special Committee, Chinese Research Hospital Association, Youth Committee Member of Genetics Society of China, Youth Committee Member of Chinese Society of Dermatology and Chinese Society of Eductional Technology in Chinese Medical Association. I was recognized as Young Changjiang Scholar of Ministry of Education, China, Excellent Young Scholar of National Science Fundation, Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions of National Talents Engineering of China, New Century Outstanding Talents Project of the Ministry of Education, China. I have been endavuring to the study on the genetics and genomics of diseases and have published 144 SCI papers, including New Engl J Med and Nat Genet and act as peer-review for more than 20 SCI journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Genetics and Genomics of Diseases

Research Interest
Dr. Ryoji Tanei

Dr. Ryoji Tanei
Director
Departmentof dermatology
Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology
Japan

  Biography :

Assistant resident in dermatology Kitasato University, Kanagawa, 1987, resident in dermatology, 1989—1992, fellow in dermatology, 1992—1997, assistant professor department dermatology, 1997. Assistant resident in dermatology Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, 1987—1989, divisionchief in dermatology, 1998-2011. Director in dermatology Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology, since 2012.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Atopic dermatitis in older people, human graft versus host reaction (e.g. lichen planus, GVHD), and geriatric skin diseases.

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Prof. Tsutomu Ohtsuka, MD, PhD

Prof. Tsutomu Ohtsuka, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Dermatology,
International University of Health and Welfare Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

apanese Dermatological Association Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology Japanese Clinical Dermatological Association Japanese Esthetic Dermatological Association Japanese Society for Psoriasis Research American College of Rheumatology Society for Investigative Dermatology

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Clinical and basic research of vascular abnormality in systemic sclerosis 2. Clinical and basic research of vascular disease 3. Clinical and basic research of psoriasis 4. Clinical research of atopic dermatitis

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Dr. Noritaka Oyama, MD

Dr. Noritaka Oyama, MD
Chief Dermatologist
Dermatology & Dermato-Allergology
Matsuda General Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

He received his M.D. from the Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Fukushima, Japan, in 1994. He worked on the epigenetic/genetic interrelationship for the pathogenesis of psoriasis under the supervision of Prof. Yoshimi Homma (Biomolecular Science, FMU) and obtained his Ph.D. in 1998.He then worked at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College, London,UK (2001-2003)and kept his research interests on autoimmune and allergic skin diseases, and genodermatoses. His honorable awards include the best research award in the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the research encouragement prize in the British Society for Investigative Dermatology (BSID), Kanae foundation research award, etc. He is currently working as a Chief Dermatologist in the Matsuda General Hospital, andan adjunct professor in the Fukui University, Fukui, Japan.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Autoimmune and allergic skin diseases, and genodermatoses

Research Interest
Dr. Mohamad Goldust Jouybari, M.D.

Dr. Mohamad Goldust Jouybari, M.D.
General Practitioner
Medical School
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

Winner of XI International Society of Dermatology Global Education Award in December 2013, New Delhi, India • Winner of ISNEMS 2012 scholarship, European academy of dermatology and venerology, Prague, Czech republic • “Best Article” winner, The First Iranian Students Evidenced Based Medicine Symposium, Iran in May 2008 • "Best researcher", Tabriz university of medical sciences, Iran in January 2013 • Member of International society of Dermatology • Member of European academy of dermatology and venerology

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dermatology and Venerology

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Dr. Keiji Sugiura M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Keiji Sugiura M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Department of Environmental Dermatology and Allergology
Daiichi Clinic
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Keiji Sugiura is a director of department of Environmental Dermatology and Allergology, Daiichi Clinic in Japan. He graduated from postgraduate school of Fujita Health University and obtained Ph.D. degree in 2001. After then, he studied about cutaneous allergy and skin surgery at Nagoya University School of Medicine, and he researched about histopathology and Langerhans cells of dermatoses at the Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science, Pathological Cytology, Fujita Health University. His main research area is Langerhans cell in cutaneous disease and specialty is skin surgery and cutaneous allergy. Dr Keiji Sugiura has been a director of Daiichi Clinic since 2007. Now he is an editor and reviewer of some international medical journal.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His currently interesting is allergy peculiar to Japanese foods (ex. soy sauce, raw fish) and occupational allergy.

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Dr. Jiro Kishimoto, Ph.D.

Dr. Jiro Kishimoto, Ph.D.
Section Director
Regenerative Medicine Research & Business Development Section,
Shiseido Global Innovation Center, Shiseido CO.,LTD.
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Jiro Kishimoto has obtained his PhD from Kyoto Universityin 1994. After joining Shiseido Research Center, he was trained in neuroscience in University of Cambridge / MRC in U.K. in 1991-1993, and also in dermatology as a research fellow in MGH/Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) during 1996-1999. He developed hair follicle reconstitution model system and proved the involvement of Wnt pathway for hair inductivity. After his appointment as a head of Hair Research Lab. and Skin Biology Research Lab. at Shiseido, he is currently section director of Regenerative Medicine Research & Business Development Section since 2015. He is a council member of SHSR, JSID, and a member of JSRM, and reviewed for many journals including JID, JDS, and Tissue engineering.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Hair Biology, Keratinocyte biology, Dermatology, Developmental biology, Stem cell biology, Regenerative Medicine,

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Dr. Yaei Togawa, MD, PhD

Dr. Yaei Togawa, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
Chiba University
Japan

  Biography :

National Board of Medicine, Registration No. 406588 Fellow of Japanese Board of Dermatology No.9256 Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy Certified Member No.07201631 Doctor of Philosophy, Chiba Unicersity Graduate School of Medicine

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dermatology, Cancer, etc

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Prof. Mi-la Cho, PhD.

Prof. Mi-la Cho, PhD.
Professor
Department of Life Science
College of Medicine, Catholic University Med.College Seoul
Korea

  Biography :

International Publication (SCI) (211) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Cho+mi+la

Biography
  Research Interest :

Development of Immune monitoring platform in autoimmune diseases ▪ Analysis of Th17/Treg balance in inflammatory immune diseases ▪ Development of therapeutic drug for autoimmune diseases with STAT3 targeting ▪ Analysis of inflammatory cell death in autoimmunity and transplantation ▪ Development of stem cell therapy for autoimmunity and transplantation

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Dr. Kim Juewon

Dr. Kim Juewon
Senior Researcher
Longevity Science Research Team / Vital Beautie Research Division
AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION R&D CENTER
Korea

  Biography :

Sr.Researcher, Beauty Food Research Institute 2011-2013. Bioscience Research Institute • Basic Research for Biological cosmetics • Basic and applied research for functional food • Research results are published in 2 research articles • Experience about biological cosmetics and functional food

Biography
  Research Interest :

Anti-aging/Senescence, Antioxidant/Redox, Phytochemical/Biochemical, Functional Food

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Dr. Kozo Nakai, MD, PhD.

Dr. Kozo Nakai, MD, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology,
Kagawa University
Japan

  Biography :

I graduated from Kagawa University and received his MD degree in 1999. I received my PhD at Kagawa Univeristy in 2003. I studied free radical biology under the supervision of Professor Ronal P. Mason at National Institutte of Environmental Health and Scinecies (NIEHS) as a visiting fellow from 2003 to 2005. I am currently an assistant professor of the Department of Dermatology at Kagawa University.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Free radical metabolism and reactive oxygen species in skin pathology and physiology. Keratinization disorders, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

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Prof. Kyung Mok Park, PhD

Prof. Kyung Mok Park, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering
Dongshin University
Korea

  Biography :

Professor Park is currently working as professor and director of pharmaceutical engineering at Dongshin University. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He has been a senior researcher at the AmorePacific Corporation R & D center and has served as CEO at GENOMINE, INC.

Biography
  Research Interest :

 Skin aging including photoaging  Anti-melanogenesis  Rosacea and Acne

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Prof. Yasuko Obata

Prof. Yasuko Obata
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Pharmaceutics
Hoshi University
Japan

  Biography :

Yasuko Obata is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutics at Hoshi University, Tokyo, Japan. She received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Pharmaceutics, Hoshi University.

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  Research Interest :

Her research activities mainly involve transdermal drug delivery, including studies on chemical and physical approaches to enhance skin permeation of drugs. Her research interests also include biophysical investigation of stratum corneum using synchrotron X-ray diffraction, neutron scattering and other physical techniques.

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Prof. Pao-Chu Wu, Ph.D.

Prof. Pao-Chu Wu, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Pharmacy
Kaohsiung Medical University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Pao-Chu Wu is a Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the Kaohsiung Medical University. She received her B.S. degree in School of Pharmacy in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics in 1997 from the Kaohsiung Medical University. She is a regular reviewer for many international pharmacy journals. Her last research projects have been focused on the development of transdermal and topical drug delivery system, intravisical administration system, and nanomedicine.

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  Research Interest :

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical formulation design

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