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Dr Stephen Sikkink

PositionExperimental Officer
LocationRoom H39, Richmond Building
DepartmentSchool of Chemistry and Biosciences
Telephone(01274) 233572

Research Interests (key words only)

Oxidative stress and anti-oxidant systems; Skin and hair follicle pigmentation; Ageing processes

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Line manager for CSS research technicians

Undergraduate project supervisor (BSc)

Postgraduate project supervisor (MSc and PhD)

Administrative Responsibilities

Line manager to research technicians working on projects sponsored by Industry

Mr. Richard Baker

Miss Rachael Sutherland-Sedman

Study History

B.Sc. Applied Biology with Honours, Sunderland University

M.Phil. Molecular Genetics of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Newcastle University

Ph.D. Genetic Pathology of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Liverpool University

Professional Activities

Experimental Officer in Centre for Skin Sciences

Research Areas

General Research Areas

Developing novel technical insights and benefits for skin and skin appendages using translational research. Previous research experience in cell-signaling pathways in skin (particularly psoriasis) and protein function/interactions in multiple cell types.

Outline of Research

Conducting and developing laboratory based assays to investigate the effects of bioactive compounds on skin and its appendages including hair follicles.

Investigating the biology of skin and hair follicles in response to genetic, biological and environmental factors.

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