Photograph of Dr. Botchkarev

Vladimir Botchkarev, MD, PhD
Professor, Cutaneous Biology, University of Bradford, UK
Associate Director, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford, UK

Adjunct Professor, Dermatology, Boston University, USA

"Epigenetic control of epidermal development, keratinocyte differentiation, and reprogramming"

Research Presentation
May 11, 2015

Clinical Discussion
May 12, 2015

Speaker Bio

Vladimir Botchkarev is currently Professor of Cutaneous Biology and Associate Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK), and Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Boston University (USA). He has directed the Laboratory of Skin Development, Regeneration and Carcinogenesis since 1999. Vladimir originally studied Medicine at Chuvash State University (Russia), got his PhD in Cell Biology in 1988, and was trained in Humboldt University Berlin in from 1994 to 1999. In 1999, Vladimir moved to Boston University and developed an independent NIH-funded research program to define mechanisms that control skin development, regeneration and carcinogenesis. His current research interests are in epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that control stem cell activity, differentiation and reprogramming in the skin, as well as during skin carcinogenesis. Vladimir has published over 90 papers and reviews in top-ranked international journals including Nature Cell Biology, Lancet Oncology, J Cell Biology, PNAS, EMBO J, Cancer Research, Development, J Invest Dermatology, etc. His research program is funded by the grants from the NIH, MRC, BBSRC and pharmaceutical industry. Vladimir serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, as Associate Editor for Experimental Dermatology, and as a member of the ACTS Study Section at NIH.

Image and bio courtesy of Vladimir Botchkarev.

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