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Professor of Dermatological Science, and Director of the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology. University College Dublin, Ireland, EU., University of Bradford

Dr Desmond J. Tobin is Full Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of The Charles Institute of Dermatology at the UCD School of Medicine, Dublin. 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 holds 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 immediate past president of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology (2018-2020), and member of the UK Translational Network in Dermatology (UKTREND). Des serves(ed) on several editorial boards (incl. Socastee Editor of Experimental Dermatology) , scientific advisory panels, and a member of subpanel 3 in the the UK-based Research Excellence Framework REF2021. He has published over 150 publications, incl. 3 books. His H-Index is currently 60 (Scopus 2020) or 72 (Google Scholar) .


  • –present
    Professor of Cell Biology , University of Bradford


  • 1991 
    University of London (St. John's Institute of Dermatology), PhD