Kevin McElwee

Kevin McElwee is a Professor in the Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford, UK. Until recently, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The research program of Prof. McElwee is focused on the diverse roles of hair follicles in cutaneous disease and tissue regeneration. For many years, alopecia areata research has been a key theme, but more recent work has focused on cytokines in hair follicle cycling and disease, and the role of hair follicle mesenchymal cells in immune regulation and hair follicle growth promotion. Research interests have most recently expanded to encompass investigation of skin cancers including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Prof. McElwee is also a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Replicel Life Sciences Inc., a regenerative medicine company developing autologous cell therapies for skin, hair, and tendon rejuvenation.