Miroslav Blumenberg, PhD., was born in Subotica and received his BSc in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He completed his PhD at MIT in organic chemistry; this he followed up with two postdoctoral study periods at Stanford University. Since 1983 he has been a faculty member of the RO Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, where he is a co-director of a training grant in cutaneous biology. Dr Blumenberg’s research is focused on the epidermis, expression of keratin genes, transcription profiling, keratinocyte differentiation, inflammatory diseases and cancers, and most recently the effects of the microbiome on skin. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and graduated numerous PhD and post-doctoral students. Dr Blumenberg lives in New York, USA, with his wife and two children.