Thursday, August 27, 2009

Interview with Clinical Medicine: Dermatology author Dr Basil Hantash

Dr Basil Hantash is the author of several papers which were recently published in Clinical Medicine: Dermatology. In this interview Dr Hantash discusses his research, recently published articles and his views on open access publishing.

What is the primary focus of your research?

Skin aging and regeneration/rejuvenation immune tolerance.

What are the most exciting developments arising from current research in your area?

We have unmasked a potential mechanism by which skin aging may be decelerated. We are currently investigating whether this mechanism can be triggered through EMR-based skin treatment.

How did you come to be working in your research area?

I trained as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University's Program for Regenerative Medicine, and became interested in skin aging through my medical specialization in dermatology.

What do you think about the development of open access publishing? What motivated you to publish in this journal?

I think this is a fantastic opportunity to disseminate research findings rapidly and openly.

What articles and/or books have you published recently?
  • Cosmeceutical Agents: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature
  • Nonablative Skin Tightening: A Review of the Literature