Jeffrey Travers, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
“The Platelet-Activating Factor System as an Effector for Environmental and Iatrogenic Stressors”
Monday, September 21, 2015
“The Role of Skin Aging in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer and New Preventative Strategies"
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Dr. Travers is both a pharmacologist and a practicing dermatologist. In addition to serving as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Wright State University (WSU), he is a Professor of Dermatology at WSU and also holds a part-time 5/8th Staff Physician at the Dayton VA. He sees dermatology patients in both the WSU Department of Dermatology as well as at the Dayton VA Medical Center.
There are two major research interests of his laboratory. First is the pharmacology of the lipid mediator Platelet-activating Factor (PAF). The second is to define the role of dermal fibroblast senescence in abnormal UVB responses associated with geriatric skin. In addition to these research interests, he has clinical expertise in inflammatory skin diseases, in particular atopic dermatitis.
Image and bio courtesy of Dr. Travers.