Photo of Dr. Andrzej Slominski


Areas of Interest


As a physician-scientist trained by Aaron Lerner and John Pawelek in pigment biology and melanoma and by Martin Mihm in skin pathology, Dr. Slominski has a longstanding (>30 years) trajectory of research (skin, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, melanin pigmentation, cancer, photobiology and endocrinology) and clinical (dermatopathology and pathology) activities with >300 peer reviewed papers. His recent focus is on neuroendocrinology of the skin, cancer, photobiology, pigment biology, cutaneous steroidogenesis, vitamin D plus novel secosteroids and melatonin. His contribution to the International and Pan-American Pigment Cell and Melanoma communities is exemplified by service as secretary/treasurer or council member of the PASPCR, secretary of the IFPCS and past membership in the Steering Committee of the MSR. My academic track record is marked by discoveries of cutaneous expression of classical hypothalamic and pituitary hormones, discoveries of cutaneous serotoninergic and melatoninergic systems, an defining the skin as a neuroendocrine organ. Most important is the discovery of new seco/steroidogenic pathways.

Education & Training

Medical School
Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, 1979

Graduate School
Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, Medical Sciences, Ph.D., 1983

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Pigment Biology, 1989

Contact Information

EFH 414

(205) 934-5188