The Open Dermatology Journal

ISSN: 1874-3722 ― Volume 15, 2021

Note: Average publication time is 18 days between the final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication


Craig G. Burkhart (Biography
Craig G. Burkhart

Dr. Craig G Burkhart, a board certified dermatologist, is a Clinical Professor at University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio and Clinical Assistant Professor at Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. After graduating cum laude from University of Pennsylvania with Phi Beta Kappa honors, he received his medical degree from University of Toledo College of Medicine. He became head of dermatology at the University Of Toledo College Of Medicine for three years before starting private practice in Sylvania, Ohio. He has co-written one book, written over 25 book chapters, and has published over 500 articles. He has been awarded several research grants. He has served in over 30 editorial boards and has served in several leadership positions including President of the Ohio State Dermatology Association.


Department of Medicine
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH


Cassian Sitaru (Biography
Cassian Sitaru

Dr. Cassian Sitaru is a physician scientist at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. He studied medicine and psychology in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and earned doctoral degrees from the Medical Schools of the “Iuliu-Hatieganu” University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Würzburg, Germany. Dr. Cassian Sitaru's research interests include: Pathomechanisms of pathogenic autoantibody production and of inflammatory autoimmune tissue damage Development of diagnostic tests and novel therapeutic strategies in autoimmune dermatoses. He published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and serves as reviewer for medical journals. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the Open Pathology Journal, the Open Autoimmunity Journal, Biology and Therapy of Cancer Cell, and of the Faculty of 1000 Medicine, section Dermatology.


Department of Dermatology
Universitats Klinikum Freiburg and Medical Faculty
Freiburg in Breisgau

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(Current Frontier)
Fabio Grizzi (Biography
Fabio Grizzi

Fabio Grizzi graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan in 1995 and, in the year, received the Steven Newburgh Annual Award for his contributions to the field of basic and applied biomedical research. In 2001, he was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine and Hematology & Oncology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. In 2008, he was invited to become a Member of the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Pilot Cancer Antigen Prioritization Process, of the US National Institute of Health. He is currently working as Chief of the Histology Laboratory at the Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles (H-index = 23) and twenty-six book chapters, and made more than 300 presentations at national and international Congresses.


Department of Immunology and Inflammation
Humanitas Research Hospital

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B.J. Aneskievich (Biography
B.J. Aneskievich

Brian J. Aneskievich, PhD, received his doctorate from Stony Brook University in cell and developmental biology and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Connecticut and member of the University Stem Cell Institute. His research covers molecular control of keratinocyte replication and differentiation, nuclear receptors, their ligands, and their coregulatory proteins. His laboratory has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, including a FIRST Award from the NIAMS, the Skin Cancer Foundation Henry Shotmeyer Research Award, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and the Connecticut Stem Cell Initiative.


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

E. Berardesca (Biography
E. Berardesca

Enzo Berardesca, MD, is Director of Clinical Dermatology at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy. Dr. Berardesca, obtained his training at the University of Pavia and received the M.D. degree in 1979. Dr. Berardesca has been Chairman of the International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin from 1990 TO 1996.He is member of the editorial board of Skin Pharmacology, Skin Research and Technology. His current major research interests are irritant dermatitis, barrier function and noninvasive techniques to investigate skin physiology. He is author of 11 books and more than 400 papers and book chapters.


Department of Clinical Dermatology
San Gallicano Dermatological Institute

N. Chauhan (Biography
N. Chauhan

Dr. Nitin Chauhan is a surgical specialist, double board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Toronto. After completing a competitive residency in Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, he further subspecialized in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Chauhan is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a member of the American and Canadian Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored 25 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to specializing in facial aesthetic surgery, his expertise includes minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic and therapeutic skin treatments of the face and body.


Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

D. Cho (Biography
D. Cho

Dr. Daeho Cho obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Immunology from the Chicago Medical School, USA. He is a professor Biological Sciences at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Republic of Korea since 2001. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the research. He has published more than 140 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 46 issued including domestic and global patents.


Department of Life Sciences
Sookmyung Women`s University
S. Korea

A. Cowin (Biography
A. Cowin

Professor Allison Cowin is a leader in wound healing, internationally renowned for her work on the cytoskeletal protein Flightless I and how it negatively impacts on tissue repair. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the Future Industries Institute UniSA, leading a group of 12 research scientists and students investigating all aspects of wound healing and regenerative biology. She is Program 2 Leader of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre and project leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Cell Therapy Manufacturing.


Future Industries Institutes
University of South Australia

S. Eichmüller (Biography
S. Eichmüller

Stefan B. Eichmüller, PhD in Biology from the Free University of Berlin. After his Habilitation (venia legendi) at the Medical Faculty Mannheim he became adjunct professor at the University of Heidelberg, teaching tumor immunology. Dr. Eichmüller is heading the GMP & T Cell Therapy Unit at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. He has more than 20 years of experience in research on tumor immunology and, more recently, miRNA. He has published more than 80 papers in high ranking journals. Moreover, Dr. Eichmüller is heading a GMP facility at DKFZ and serves as Qualified Person for the production of autologous, tumor-specific T cells for the treatment of cancer patients.


German Cancer Research Center
GMP&T Cell Therapy Unit

F. Furukawa (Biography
F. Furukawa

Fukumi Furukawa is a Japanese Dermatologist. He graduated Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University and got PHD at Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University. He is now Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Dermatology, Wakayama Medical University, Japn from 1999. He served as President of Japanese Society for DermatoallergologyPresident of Japanese Society for Aesthetic Dermatology, President of the 114 Annual Meeting of Japanese Dermatology Association. He received Dermatology Foundation Fellowship Award, 44th Annual Meeting of AAD and Congressus Mundi Dermatologie Scientific Poster Award, 17th Word Congress.


Department of Dermatology
Wakayama Medical University

C. Goh (Biography
C. Goh

Dr. Chee Leok Goh obtained his M.D. (1994) from National University of Singapore. He is currently Senior Consultant at National Skin Centre (since 1991), and is Clinical Professor at National University of Singapore (since 2001). His clinical interests involve Contact & Occupational Dermatitis, and Dermatological & Laser Surgery. Dr. Goh has authored/co-authored over 300 articles in various journals (having a significant number of total citations of around 6,015) and over 30 books/book chapters. He has been bestowed with Public Administration Medal (Gold) Award in conjunction with National Day Award 2002, and Public Service Medal in conjunction with National Day Award 2006. He received the title of Hon FACD (Australia) from the Australian College of Dermatologists (2016).


Department of Surgery
National University of Singapore

T. Hasegawa (Biography
T. Hasegawa

Toshio Hasegawa graduated Kitasato University School of Medicine in 1997 and received PhD from Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in 2005. He has been a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan since 2013.


Department of Dermatology
Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

H. Ihn (Biography
H. Ihn

Prof. Hironobu Ihn was born in 1964 at Kobe, Japan and graduated from University of Tokyo in 1990. He became assistant professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Tokyo in 1990, and worked as the research fellow in Division of Rheumatology & Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina USA. He worked as the lecturer, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine and became the associate Professor, of Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He obtained Japanese Society of Connective Tissue Research Award in 2001, Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology Award in 2005, and Japan Rheumatism Foundation Award in 2006.


Department of Dermatology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kumamoto University

G. Kroumpouzos (Biography
G. Kroumpouzos

George Kroumpouzos, MD, PhD, FAAD is Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, USA, and Professor of Dermatology, Collaborator, at Jundiaí Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the Medical Director of GK Dermatology, PC. Dr. Kroumpouzos’ expertise is in the fields of obstetric/gynecologic dermatology, procedural dermatology, skin and vulvovaginal rejuvenation, and disorders of pigmentation. He has authored 90 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and edited the Text Atlas of Obstetric Dermatology. Dr. Kroumpouzos has served on the Editorial Board of several dermatology journals. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards.


Department of Dermatology
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
New York

A. Morita (Biography
A. Morita

Professor Akimichi Morita graduated from Nagoya City University and received his MD degree in 1989. He received his PhD in basic immunology and studied photobiology and photoimmunology at Duesseldorf University. He has introduced numerous standard phototherapies to Japan. Since 2003, he has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. His research interests include phototherapy, cutaneous immunology, and skin aging. He is author or co-author of more than 160 papers in international journals. He has served as a chief-in-editor of Journal of Dermatological Science from 2008 to 2013.


Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

T. Oberyszyn (Biography
T. Oberyszyn

Dr. Oberyszyn is a Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Pathology at The Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1990. She has served as a mentor/advisor for many undergraduate, medical students and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, and her trainees have received various local and national awards. Her research has been published in many journals including Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Cancer Research and American Journal of Pathology.


Department of Pathology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

C.L. Tu (Biography
C.L. Tu

Dr. Tu acquired a doctorate in Biology from the University of Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo), New York. Dr. Tu is a Research Endocrinologist at the VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the investigation of epidermal differentiation. Her other research interests include G-protein coupled receptor signaling, calcium homeostasis, and tumorigenesis.


VA Medical Center
University of California
San Francisco, CA

M. Vestita (Biography
M. Vestita

Michelangelo Giovanni Vestita completed his MD degree (2003 – 2009) summa cum laude from Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France and Tufts Medical Center, Boston, USA. Since 2015, he is practicing as Attending Dermatologist, and, from the same year, is also Resident in Plastic Surgery at Università di Bari Plastic Surgery residency (chair: Prof. Giuseppe Giudice). His main fields of interest involve Surgical Dermatology, Skin cancer screening\diagnosis\therapy, Regenerative medicine\surgery, Burn surgery, Laser therapy\surgery, Clinical dermatology, Aesthetic dermatology, and Aesthetic surgery. He has authored/co-authored more than 50 articles in various journals, with more than 190 total citations.


Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology
University of Bari

C. Cerdeira (Biography
C. Cerdeira

Dr. Carmen Rodriguez Cerdeira was awarded her Doctorate degree in Bioengineering from University of Santiago, Chile. Currently, Dr. Cerdeira is working as a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at University of Vigo, Spain. Her research interests as a Professor reflect in her publications in various national and international journals. She is the Editorial Board Member of various journals, and serves as a member of various associations. In addition, she is also an author of books, like Perspective of Pediatric Psych dermatology: A Clinical Manual of Psych cutaneous Disorders in Children & Adolescents.


Department of Dermatology
University of Vigo

D. Bonamonte (Biography
D. Bonamonte

Domenico Bonamonte was born in Bari, Italy, on 2nd March 1970. Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Summa cum laude, awarded by Bari University, Italy, in 1996. Specialist Degree, Summa cum laude, in Dermatology and Venereology awarded by the University of Bari in 2001. PhD in “Allergological Sciences” awarded by the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 2004. Since 1st January 2004, Research Fellow at the Dermatology Clinic of Bari University. Since 1st March 2013, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology – Section of Dermatology, University of Bari.


Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology
University of Bari

R. Buquicchio (Biography
R. Buquicchio

Dr. Rosalba graduated in Medicine and Surgery with first class honors, graduated in Dermatology and Venereology with first class honors (University of Bari). achieved the certificate of “Advanced course in Clinical Ecography during Emergency”. research doctor in “Applied Morphobiology and Medicine Cytometabolism”. She Took part to more than 70 congresses in Italy and abroad, sometimes acting as a speaker. She Took part to a Health project in Albania for the survey of contagious and dermatological diseases among Albanian children. She has been attending the Dermatological Clinic Ambulatory.


Department of Dermatology
University of Bari

C.S. Chen (Biography
C.S. Chen

Dr. Chih-Shan Jason Chen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D., is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in dermatologic surgery. He is a Surgeon and currently holds the position of Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Hauppauge, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA. He directs a team of highly skilled physician assistants, nurses, patient care technicians, and laboratory staff serving patients, who are diagnosed with skin cancers that are treatable with Mohs surgery. His clinical expertise is in Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs' Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Laser Surgery, and Skin Cancer, while his research interests include wound healing and skin cancer biology.


Dermatology Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Skin Cancer Center
New York, NY

F. Cimino (Biography
F. Cimino

Dr. Francesco Cimino obtained his Ph.D. degree (2003) in Toxicology from University of Messina, Italy, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. Most of his career has been spent unraveling the contributions of the cellular antioxidant responses. In 2006, he set up his own research laboratory at University of Messina, School of Pharmacy, with honorary appointments as Lecturer, then as Reader in Pharmacology. He has organized several research conferences, and is the author of many original research papers, reviews, and book chapters. His research is in the area of dietary regulation of gene expression and emphasizes the identification of adaptive cellular mechanisms and the application of interdisciplinary approaches to examine their roles in metabolic syndrome disease.


Department Farmaco-Biologico
University of Messina

E. Errichetti (Biography
E. Errichetti

Dr Errichetti is author or co-author of approximately 50 papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals, and he has served as a peer reviewer for several international journals. Moreover, he has attended as a speaker in national and international congresses and/or meetings. He is a member of SIDeMAST (Società Italiana di Dermatologia medica, chirurgica, estetica e delle Malattie Sessualmente Trasmesse), “Gruppo SIDeMaST di Diagnostica non invasiva ed epiluminescenza”, and International Dermoscopy Society. His main fields of interest are dermoscopy of melanocytic lesions and non melanocytic disorders (including tumoral and inflammatory diseases), and psoriasis/anti-psoriatic therapies.


Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
University of Udine

J.Y. Fang (Biography
J.Y. Fang

Jia-You Fang is a Professor in the Graduate Institute of Natural Products at Chang Gung University in Taiwan. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Institute of Health Industrial Technology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology and Department of Anesthesiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Over the past 25 years, he and his team have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of drug delivery, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, nanomedicine, and cosmetology. His contributions add up to 228 peer-review articles, more than 5064 citations and H index of 39 (Scopus).


Graduate Institute of Natural Products
Chang Gung University

S. Garcovich (Biography
S. Garcovich

He is specialist in Dermatology-Venereology (2007) at the Policlinico A. Gemelli University Hospital and research fellow of the Catholic University in Rome, Italy. He is involved in clinical and basic research in the field of inflammatory skin diseases (hidradenitis suppurativa, atopic eczema) and in the management of chronic pruritus. His clinical work deals also with hair and scalp diseases and systemic immunomodulatory treatments. He is an active member of the EADV and the Italian Dermatology society (SideMast).


Institute of Dermatology
Catholic University of Sacred Heart

S. Gonzalez (Biography
S. Gonzalez

Sergio Gonzalez, MD Professor of Pathology and Dermatopathologist, Department of Pathology and Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Formerly research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Münster, Germany, and Research fellow at the University of British Columbia, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.

Member of the editorial boards of The American Journal of Dermatopathology, Pathology, Research and Practice, Medicine, and Biological Research.


Department of Pathology
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

S.T. Hsieh (Biography
S.T. Hsieh

Dr. Sung-Tsang Hsieh obtained his Ph.D. degree (1993) from the Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Among his other current positions, he holds the following two key positions: (1) Associate Dean, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, and (2) Director, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, National Taiwan University. His research focus involves mechanisms of neuropathic pain, inflammatory and autoimmune peripheral nerve diseases, hereditary neuropathy, contact heat evoked potential, and non-invasive brain stimulations. Dr. Hsieh has authored/co-authored over 130 articles in various journals, having total citations of a significant number, i.e. over 4,150.


Department of Neurology
National Taiwan University Hospital

T. Kanekura (Biography
T. Kanekura

Takuro Kanekura received his MD degree in 1983 and Ph.D. degree in 1991 from Kagoshima University. He was engaged in the basic research under the supervision of Professor Takashi Muramatsu in the Department of Biochemistry, Kagoshima University from 1998 to 1990 and under the supervision of Professor Andrew Kang and Professor Leslie Ballou at the Department of Medicine and Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis as a visiting research scientist from 1996 to 1998. He has been a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Dermatology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences since 2006.


Department of Dermatology
Kagoshima University

I. Kurokawa (Biography
I. Kurokawa

Dr. Kurokawa is Director of Department of Dermatology, Meiwa Hospital and Clinical Educational Professor of Hyogo College of Medicine. He has been engaged himself in the achievement of clarification of acne pathogenesis, bacterial resistance of Staphylococcal aureus and immunohistochemical study of keratins in cutaneous epithelial tumors. He is also one of board members (Japan Acne Research Society, Japan Allergy & Contact Dermatitis Association, Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcer, Japanese Association of Chemotherapy, Japan Society for Clinical Molecular Morphology). His current interest is to elucidate pathogenesis of acne and acne related disorders, and therapy of severe acne.


Department of Dermatology
Meiwa Hospital

A.F. Nikkels (Biography
A.F. Nikkels

Arjen F. Nikkels is full time professor and heading the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Liège, Belgium. His clinical work deals predominantly with the medical and surgical care of skin cancer patients. He teaches dermatology and venereology for medical, pharmaceutical and dental students. He currently trains 7 residents in dermatology and coaches 4 PhD theses. He is a regular speaker on cutaneous virology at EADV and the AAD annual meetings and the World Congress of Dermatology. He is involved in several drug trials. He published more the 130 publications in well-known dermatology journals. He is a member of the EADV and AAD as well as of the Belgian and French dermatology societies.


Department of Dermatopathology
University Hospital of Liège

N. Oyama (Biography
N. Oyama

Dr. Oyama obtained a M.D. from the Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Fukushima, Japan. After received a Ph.D. in the skin molecular biology, he worked at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College, London, and kept his research interests on autoimmune skin diseases and genodermatoses, as a lecturer in FMU. His honorable awards include the best research award in the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the research encouragement prize in the British Society for Investigative Dermatology (BSID), etc. He is currently a chief dermatologist in the Matsuda General Hospital, and an adjunct professor in the Fukui University, Fukui, Japan.


Dermatology & Dermato-Allergology
Matsuda General Hospital
Ohno, Fukui

M.T. Ventura (Biography
M.T. Ventura

Mariateresa Ventura, M.D., is an Associate Professor working as a responsible of Geriatric Immunoallergology Unit at the University of Bari, Italy. She graduated in Medicine and Surgery (1976) with first class honour. Post-graduated in: Clinical Nephrology (1979), Allergology and Clinical Immunology (1982), Dermatology and Venereology (1991). In 1984 Fellowship Program at University of Alabama in Birmingham, (USA) Grant of International Council of Scientific Unions (1986) Doctor in Research (1987) She is an Associate professor at Bari University from 2008 until now.


Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
University of Bari

J.M. Weinberg (Biography
J.M. Weinberg

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Weinberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed an internship in medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Weinberg is on the editorial board and is a Senior Editor of Cutis. He is a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. His clinical research encompasses a variety of dermatology-related topics, including studies of diagnostic methods in the evaluation of onychomycosis.


Department of Dermatology
St. Luke`s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY

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J.A.M. Montanari (Biography
J.A.M. Montanari

Jorge Montanari is a Research Associate at the National Council of Sci&Tech (CONICET) in Argentina and has a tenure at the National University of Quilmes (UNQ) where he teaches Chemistry. Montanari is biotechnologist and he has got his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutic Nanotechnology. He was Visiting Researcher at National Institute of Nanotechnology Research (UNAM) in Turkey. His fields of expertise and interest are currently focused on topical delivery of nanosystems, both for therapeutic and cosmeceutical actives.


Laboratory of Biomembranas
National University of Quilmes

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