Professor Edel O’Toole, MB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPI, Professor of Molecular Dermatology and Centre Lead, Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, Royal London Hospital, London, UK.
Edel O’Toole is a clinical academic at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry with an active research group working on rare genetic skin disease biology. . She trained in Medicine at University College, Galway, Ireland, followed by general medical and dermatology training in Dublin and London. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow with David Woodley at Northwestern University in Chicago from 1994-1998. Her main clinical interests are ichthyosis and palmoplantar keratodermas. She is the current clinical lead for the British Association of Dermatologists Dermatology and Genetic Medicine network. She is also on the steering committee of Pachyonychia Project and is actively involved in 100K Genomes, a gene discovery project within the NHS.