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Research Themes

  • Melanosome trafficking and transfer to keratinocyctes
  • Melanocycte ageing in the human hair follicle
  • Oxidative stress responses in melanocytes in skin and hair follicle

Research Services

  • Human cell and tissue models for evaluation of skin pigmentation modulation
  • Total melanin assays in cells and tissues
  • in situ melanin quantitation
  • Immunostaining of key melanogenic markers
  • Molecular analysis of key melanogenic enzymes and proteins
  • Assays for evaluating novel technologies
  • Confocal microscopy and image analysis

Further information:

  • Desmond Tobin