Sobia Kauser is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Science and holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Bradford. Sobia's current research focuses on the biology of skin with particular interest in the hair follicle. The hair follicle provides an excellent opportunity to investigate a highly accessible and interactive system of neuro-ectodermal and mesenchymal cells (keratinocytes, melanocytes and fibroblasts) and their diverse sub-populations in the skin. Sobia's research has focussed on the role of pomc peptides in the skin and hair follicle pigmentation and in melanocyte ageing.
My current research interests lie in keratoacanthoma a spontaneously regressing skin tumour and using the hair follicle as a model system to study this. Other areas of interest include characterisation of the dermal melanocyte sub-population and there potential role in melanoma development.
My teaching and departmental responsibilities include; Deputy Programme Leader for Biomedical Science, School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead and LSP champion and Year 2 Tutor. I am also module leader for Developing Professional Skills 2 and Pathology.