Professor Martin Steinhoff is appointed to the Professorial Chair of Dermatology and as Director of UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology in University College Dublin following an international selection process. He joins UCD from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he held the position of Professor in Residence in the Departments of Dermatology and Surgery.
His vision is to establish the UCD Charles Institute and clinic as a centre of excellence for translational dermatology research. This will enable PhD students to expand their basic science to applied human research and to test their hypotheses in human disease. MD students will be able to do basic science and achieve a PhD degree by exploring the exiting world of science.
Another goal of the UCD Charles Institute together with the dermatology university clinics and the UCD Clinical Research Centre is to develop new treatments and to perform innovative clinical trials for patients with recalcitrant skin diseases.