Rodney Sinclair

St Vincent's Hospital, Australia

Rodney Sinclair is a holder of M.B.B.S., M.D., and F.A.C.D. degrees, and he graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1987 and completed his training as a Specialist Dermatologist in 1995 in both Melbourne, Australia, and Oxford, UK. Currently, Sinclair is a Professor of dermatology at the University of Melbourne, the Director of dermatology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the Director of research and training at the Skin and Cancer Foundation. He is a Past President of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research, the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria, and The Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society. He is the coauthor of the section on dermatology in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Therapeutic Guidelines: Dermatology, and the chapter on disorders of hair in Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. He has written 7 textbooks of dermatology and over 150 journal articles and contributed more than 50 book chapters. He was the Conference Convenor for the World Congress of Hair Research that was held in Cairns, Australia, on June 16–19, 2010. His current research interests include hair stem cell biology, hair structure and function, gene discovery, and the diagnosis and treatment of female androgenetic alopecia, which was the subject of his M.D. thesis. Professor Sinclair is also involved in clinical research into alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, and cicatricial alopecia, and he has been a principal investigator in a number of sponsored multicentre clinical trials.

Biography Updated on 4 December 2011

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