Dr Lester M. Davids completed his under- and postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town. His PhD was completed in the Department of Medicine in 2003 studying the heme disorder, porphyria. Four years of postdoctoral work under the mentorship of Prof Sue Kidson led to him in 2010, joining the academic staff of the Dept of Human Biology where he is currently a Senior Academic Lecturer. He established the Redox Laboratory Research Group (http://redoxlab.uct.ac.za) in 2010 which uses human skin as a model to study the biological effectiveness of photodynamic therapy as an adjuvant form of melanoma skin cancer therapy. Thus far 10 postgraduate students have graduated under his mentorship and since 2008 he has published 8 peer-reviewed international publications.