Vladimir Vincek has received his Medical degree from the University of Rijeka in Croatia. He completed his postdoctoral training at Max-Planck Institute in Tuebingen, Germany; under the mentorship of Professor Jan Klein, he studied evolution of major histocompatibility complex. In 1990, Dr. Vincek moved to the University of Miami in Florida, USA, where he studied genetics of susceptibility to UVB induced skin cancers in mice and humans. He also studied gene expression of nonhealing skin wounds and keloids using microarray technology. Dr. Vincek also analyzed gene expression in premalignant and early malignant melanocytic lesions. Moreover, he also invented a new alcohol-based tissue fixative to preserve DNA, RNA, and protein in paraffin embedded tissue. Dr. Vincek is board certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology. He served as a Grant Reviewer for NIH, ACS, and FAMRI and a reviewer for several scientific journals. He mentored three Ph.D. students and published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles. Currently, he works as the Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Florida and the Medical Director of the University of Florida's Diagnostic Reference Lab.
Biography Updated on 5 August 2009