Mike Philpott

Professor Philpott obtained a BSc in Marine Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Wales, Bangor in 1986 and his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 1989. The title of his thesis was ‘Studies on isolated hair follicles’ from which he published on the in vitro culture and growth of human hair follicles now referred to as the ‘Philpott model’. He continued his research into hair follicle biology at the University of Cambridge from 1989 until 1994. In 1994 he joined Unilever Research, leaving in 1996 to take up a lectureship at Barts and The London SMD. He was appointed senior lecturer in 1999, Reader in 2003 and Professor of Cutaneous Biology in 2005. He was Centre lead for Cutaneous Research from 2006 to 2015.