NADINE PERNODET, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Skin Biology Research
Dr. Nadine Pernodet currently holds the position of Executive Director, Global Research & Development- Skin Biology, for Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Dr. Pernodet is a key member of the team responsible for research, developing and testing future technology for all global skincare products. She has been actively involved in the field of scientific research for more than ten years, recently holding the position of Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to that, she was a Research Scientist. In addition to publishing numerous articles, she is the holder of key patents and the recipient of three grants relating to important works in her field with the NSF and the NIH.
Her unique approach to the science of skincare is to combine her extensive knowledge and background in Biophysics and Biology to better understand skin aging. As well, she has been at the forefront of the research in Epigenetics with Clock genes and Sirtuins research. Dr. Pernodet also continues her strong relationship with academia.
Dr. Pernodet graduated with a Chemistry degree from Franche-Comte University in Besancon, France and obtained a BS and MS in Physical Chemistry from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Institut Charles Sadron/Louis Pasteur University and has spent 6 years in research with the Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Programs in Stony Brook before joining as Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department.
Originally from France, Dr. Pernodet currently resides in Long Island, New York.
Director of Skin Biology Research
Edward Pelle is a Director in the Skin Biology Laboratory in the R&D Department of the Estee Lauder Companies. In this lab the structure and function of skin is studied leading to more effective skin care products.
Dr. Pelle has studied the effects of environmental stressors, such as UV, ozone, and cigarette smoke on epidermal and dermal cells. Understanding how to protect skin against various types of environmental trauma by the use of antioxidants and inhibitors of reactive oxygen species has been a goal for over twenty years. Delineating the differences between endogenous aging and photo aging and the role that epigenetics plays in this process and its relation to oxidative mechanisms is a more current objective in his work.
Dr. Pelle is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine where he has collaborated on several projects with other faculty and contributes a lecture in the Transcription and Signaling Class given by the department at the graduate level. He has also worked on RNA processing at Rockefeller University and done research in hematology at New York University Medical Center. He received a BS from Fordham University, and an MS and Ph.D. from New York University.
He has authored or co-authored over thirty peer-reviewed publications, four review articles, and numerous abstracts. He also holds over fifteen U.S. patents and is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.