Manabu Ohyama

Dr. Manabu Ohyama received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Keio University Tokyo, Japan, in 1993 and 2002 respectively. After finishing dermatology residency and post residency training program at the Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, he became a postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Jonathan C. Vogel's laboratory at the Dermatology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (2002-2005), where he grew his interests in hair follicle/stem cell biology. With the completion of postdoctoral training at NIH, he moved backed to Japan. Currently, he is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Dermatology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo. His clinical interest is in hair loss disorders, autoimmune blistering diseases and skin tumors. Research topics include, hair follicle stem cell biology, development of new treatments for alopecia and regenerative medicine of the skin. He is a councillor of Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) and a board member for the Society for Hair Science Research (SHSR) and served as a chair for the scientific program committee for WCHR2017. He is currently a Section Editor for the Journal of Dermatological Science, an Editor for the Journal of Dermatology and a Specialist Associate Editor for the British Journal of Dermatology. He was awarded the William J. Cunliffe Scientific Award at the 15th annual meeting of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and JSID's fellowship Shiseido Award in 2008.