Dr. Gary Grove is currently the Chief Scientific Officer for cyberDERM, inc. and has more than 45 years’ experience in developing methods that allow changes in skin structure and function to be monitored non-invasively. His group has gained an international reputation for introducing a number of innovative instrumental methods which have proven to be quite useful for objectively evaluating the safety and efficacy of personal care products, topical drugs and medical devices. Among these is using computerized evaporimetry to measure elevated TransEpidermal Water Loss [TEWL] rates associated with disrupted epidermal barrier function that is now recognized as the gold standard for evaluating adhesive tape trauma as you will learn in this presentation.
Dr. Grove received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Shippensburg University. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Physiology from Pennsylvania State University and received advanced post-doctoral training at the Medical College of Georgia and the Wistar Institute. He then began working closely with Dr. Albert Kligman group and created the Skin Study Center to study aging changes in human skin using these non-invasive methods. He is involved in a number of professional societies including the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS) and the International Society for Stratum Corneum Research (ISSCR), both of which he is very proud to be one of the founding members.