William Henry Irwin McLean#


William Henry Irwin McLean
Email:w.h.i.mclean 'at' dundee.ac.uk
Membership Number:4362
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:wmclean
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/groups/irwin_mclean




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - present Professor of Genetic Medicine and Principal Investigator, Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK
  • 2012 - present Scientific Director, Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine, University of Dundee, UK
  • 2010 - present Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist in Dermatology, National Health Service Tayside, Dundee, UK
  • 2006 - present Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist in Human Genetics, National Health Service Tayside, Dundee, UK
  • 2009 - 2015 Professor of Human Genetics and Head of Division, Division of Molecular Medicine, Colleges of Life Sciences and Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, University of Dundee (based in Life Sciences), UK
  • 2002 - 2009 Professor of Human Genetics, Human Genetics Unit, Division of Pathology and Neuroscience, Ninewells Medical School, University of Dundee, UK
  • 1998 - 2002 Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer, & Head of Human Genetics Research, Human Genetics Unit, Division of Pathology and Neuroscience, Ninewells Medical School, University of Dundee
  • 1996 - 1998 Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, USA
  • 1992 - 1996 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CRC Cell Structure Research Group, University of Dundee, UK
  • 1991 - 1992 Research Director, Ångström Laboratories, Larne, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Human molecular genetics
  • Dermatology
  • Keratinocyte/epithelial cell biology
  • Keratinizing skin disorders
  • Transgenic models of human disease
  • Keratins
  • Filaggrin
  • Atopic eczema
  • Cytoskeleton/structural molecules
  • Therapy development/experimental medicine

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Buchanan Medal of The Royal Society (biennial), for distinguished contributions to medicine
  • 2014 Elected Fellow of The Royal Society (FRS)
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci)
  • 2009 American Skin Association Achievement Award
  • 2007 Royal Society Research Merit Award
  • 2007 Paul Gerson-Unna Prize in Dermatology (biennial)
  • 2006 Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year
  • 2006 CERIES Research Award in Dermatology
  • 2005 Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)

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