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).
|Research Interest :
Strucure,Composition and Formation of Mammalian Kearatins