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Professor Lesley Rhodes (BSc, MD, FRCP) - research

Research interests

  • Ultraviolet and visible light effects on healthy and diseased skin particularly photosensitivity disorders (sun allergies), mechanisms of acute inflammatory responses, relationships to longer term damage and means for protection and repair.
  • Cutaneous nutrient-ultraviolet interaction, sunlight and vitamin D synthesis.
  • Photodynamic therapy.

Collaborators and affiliated staff

Ann Webb, Jacqueline Berry, Anna Nicolaou, Adele Green, Gary Williamson, Zulf Mughal, Judith Adams, Tony Thody, Desmond Tobin, Gillian Ashcroft, Chris Griffiths, Neil Gibbs, Rachel Watson, Mark Birch-Machin, Frank de Gruijl, Peter Friedmann, Helen Richards etc.

Methodological knowledge

  • Human studies, nutritional studies, photobiology studies
  • Cutaneous iontophoresis, tissue sampling including microdialysis
  • Ultraviolet dose-response modelling
  • In vivo and in vitro irradiation, fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Immunohistochemistry, cell culture, applications of mass spectroscopy