Ardeshir Bayat trained as a clinician scientist BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCS PhD. His research work is focused on the subject of skin repair, fibrosis and regeneration. He is considered an international expert in this subject area having presented and published extensively in this field. He has contributed significantly to our understanding of skin scar formation having developed the first ex vivo keloid tissue model which led to testing novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets in scarring. In addition, he recently conceived and demonstrated the concept of zonal priming in order to reduce and combat excessive inflammation post cutaneous injury.
Moreover, he has defined the clinical phenotypes of skin scarring (endotypes), identified scar biomarkers by examining scarring genomic and proteomic profiles and developed novel targets and therapeutic modalities for managing abnormal wound healing and skin fibrosis. His laboratory is based at the University of Manchester in England as well as University of Cape Town in South Africa. His research group is self-sufficient with an in-house ability and capacity to carry out molecular, cellular, histological and genetic and protein research as his laboratory utilizes state of the art scientific equipment. He is a ‘person designate’, with a tissue bank license and has access to human tissue from a variety of local and international sources.
Professor Bayat has numerous ongoing academic and industrial collaborators in the field of wound healing. He is regularly an invited speaker at national and international scientific/clinical conferences (in excess of 580 personal and supervised presentations given to date). He has an H index of 59 and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, which include original scientific papers, reviews and invited articles in press and/or under review (more than 475 publications including original papers, review articles, book chapters and published abstracts). He is a grant reviewer for many Research Councils including the NIHR, MRC, Welcome Trust and Action Research amongst others. Additionally, He is a peer reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He currently sits on the editorial boards of several journals related to areas of expertise including dermatology and plastic surgery related journals. His research thrives upon the multidisciplinary and interactive research environment that exists between the bedside (the clinic/hospital), the bench (laboratory) and industry.