Detmar, Michael, Prof. Dr.
Michael Detmar has been Full Professor of Pharmacogenomics in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences since September 2004.
Professsor Detmar was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1957. He studied medicine in Freiburg and Vienna and obtained a M.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Freiburg. He trained in pathology at the University of Freiburg from 1984 to 1985, and completed a residency in dermatology at the Free University of Berlin in 1990. In 1991, he completed his habilitation and then served for 2 years as an assistant professor of dermatology at the Free University of Berlin. From 1993 to 1997, he was appointed visiting professor of pathology and dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. Since 1998, he holds an appointment as associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and he also served as an associate director of research at the Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the recipient of several awards, most recently of the year 2005 Marion B. Sulzberger Memorial Award and Lectureship of the American Academy of Dermatology. He serves as an associate editor of several scientific journals including Cancer Research, Cancer Biology and Therapy, and The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and he also serves on the advisory boards of several international institutions and companies.
His research program focuses on cancer biology, in particular the role of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis towards tumor metastasis, as well as on the molecular control of chronic inflammation. A major focus of the group is the genetic disposition for disease and for the response to specific therapies, with the aim to develop new individualized therapies for human diseases.