Professor of Dermatological Science

Relevant organisations/institutions:

  • The Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin
  • Honorary Visiting Research Professor, Centre for Skin Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford

Research areas of interest/specialisms:

Skin & Hair in Health and Disease using Cell Biology and Immunology research approaches.

Work/academic background:

Dr Desmond J. Tobin is Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of the Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin, Ireland (2018-) and former Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at University of Bradford, where he now holds an Honorary Visiting Research Professorship. Des 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 - Dept. of Dermatology. Over the past 25 years he has researched basic, applied and translational skin/hair sciences, with a particular focus on the biology of human melanocytes/ pigmentation and hair growth disorders (immune based). He is a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists; Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and Fellow of the Institute of Trichologists (Vice-president). He has published over 170 publications and his H-Index is currently 56 (Scopus, 2018).

Relevant weblinks:

University College Dublin, Charles Institute of Dermatology
University of Bradford, Centre for Skin Sciences