Meyer R. Rosen, Editor-in-Chief
President, Interactive Consulting Inc.
Mr. Rosen is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London); a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and both a Nationally Certified Professional Chemist and Certified Professional Chemical Engineer. He is a member of the U.S. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) & the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Meyer serves as an Advisor for David Smith, Executive Director of the SCC Advisory Committee. He is also Editor for U.S. & Canada and Editor-in-Chief for North and Latin America for EuroCosmetics Magazine in Germany. Mr. Rosen is Editor of the Delivery System Handbook for Personal Care and Cosmetic Products and Editor-in-Chief of Harry’s Cosmeticology, 9th Edition.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Skin Section contributor line-up for Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Edition

Editor of Chapter:
Bozena "Bo" B. Michniak-Kohn, Ph.D., M. R. Pharm.S.
Professor of Pharmaceutics
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Director & Founder
Center for Dermal Research (CDR) 
NJ Center for Biomaterials, Life Sciences Building
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
145, Bevier Road,
Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Dr. Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn is a tenured Professor in Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and founder /Director of the Center for Dermal Research CDR at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ. She is also the Director of the Laboratory for Drug Delivery of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM). Her main focus is topical, transdermal and buccal drug delivery. 

Dr. Michniak-Kohn has directed over 35 Ph.D. students, 6 Masters students, and 300+ undergraduates and the work resulted in over 360 abstracts, 4 patents, 2 books, 28 book chapters, and over 100 papers. She is a reviewer for over a dozen pharmaceutical and drug delivery journals and is an expert in the area of transdermal, topical and buccal drug delivery. 

For this work she was awarded Fellow status of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in 2008. 

1. Amy S. Pappert, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1 World's Fair Drive, Suite 2400
Somerset, NJ 08873

Amy S. Pappert, MD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Dr. Pappert received her M.D. degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; prior to this she graduated from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Pappert completed her residency training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatology Clinics and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, and serves on the Board of The Dermatological Society of New Jersey.

2. Philip Wertz, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine
N450 DSB, Dows Institute
University of Iowa
Iowa City IA 52242

Philip W. Wertz is a Professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and the Dows Institute at the University of Iowa.  He earned his A.B. in biochemistry at Rutgers University (1971) and received a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin (1976).  His thesis research was in the area of chemical kinetics, catalysis and computer simulation.  After post-doctoral training at McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Dr. Wertz was appointed Research Scientist at Marshall Dermatology Research Laboratories at the University of Iowa. 

In 1990 he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and in 1993 was promoted to present rank.  Dr. Wertz’s research focuses on lipids and barrier function in skin and oral mucosa.  He is a member of numerous scientific societies and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and Journal of Lipids.

3. Nripen Sharma, Ph.D.
Clinical Scientist/Project Manager/Technical Support
Salvona Technologies LLC,
65 Stults Rd., Dayton, NJ 08810

Dr. Sharma holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University. He gained experience as a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School (MA). His research experience was focused on stem cells, biomaterials, and tissue engineering, related to dermatological applications. At Salvona Technologies, Dr. Sharma manages the department of "new product development." In this capacity he is in charge of developing new delivery systems for dermatological and consumer care products.

4. Anna Langerveld, Ph.D.
President and CEO
4717 Campus Drive, Suite 1800
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

5. Ada Polla 
Alchimie Forever, The Polla Beauty Group
Twitter: @adapolla
Facebook: Alchimie Forever

In 2004, daughter and co-creator of Alchimie Forever, Ada Polla (President and CEO) set out to launch her family’s Swiss based skincare line in the US. Seven successful years later, the brand boasts global visibility and distribution. Her focus and determination has yielded double-digit annual growth and garnered her several press-worthy opportunities to communicate her family’s knowledge and passion for the science of anti-aging skincare. Securing partnerships with exclusive spas, specialty boutiques and a global collective of cosmetic dermatologists, Ada continues to share her family’s philosophy that healthy skin can be achieved using effective products and promises that even though Alchimie Forever is growing, they are still dedicated to providing consumers with a personal touch in every experience that they call the Forever Commitment TM.

Although day-to-day operations at Alchimie Forever keep Ada busy, she still finds time to be involved in several ventures such as the Washington Spa Alliance and Fashion Group International (DC chapter) where she serves on the board as a founding member and treasurer. In addition, Ada operates on the editorial board of GCI Magazine and as a committee member for the International Spa Association. She also has experience consulting for DiamondCluster International and product management expertise in the medical device industry from the Candela Corporation.

Ada’s distinguished educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in political science and art history at Harvard University followed by an MBA from Georgetown University. She is also the proud founder of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (, an association for women entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Today, Ada contributes to several magazines and speaks at top universities and industry conferences. She was featured on the cover of Business Week Small Biz and was one of the top five finalists nominated for Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2011, the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship presented her with the Homegrown Entrepreneur Award. Ada is a visionary in skincare and business and successfully blends the two in all of Alchimie Forever’s prolific endeavors.

6. Barbara Polla, M.D.
Medical Doctor
Alchimie Forever, The Polla Beauty Group

Mother and biomedical researcher, Dr. Barbara Polla the co-founder of Alchimie Forever, holds a specialization in internal medicine, pneumology, immuno-allergy and anti-aging technologies. 

Her extensive work with heat shock (stress) proteins, the oxidant / antioxidant balance and iron chelation, published in 150+ peer-reviewed medical journals, is the foundation behind Alchimie Forever’s anti-aging formulations. She is inspired by the idea that beauty should be seen as an essential ritual instead of a chore, telling her four daughters that “looking good, means feeling good, means doing good.”

Dr. Polla’s medical studies in Geneva, Switzerland awarded her with a specialization in internal medicine, pneumology and immuno-allergy. After obtaining her MD, she moved to Boston MA to gain research experience at the Harvard School of Public Health. Upon her return to Geneva, in 1989, she became the Head of the Allergy Unit of the University Hospital of Canton Geneva. In addition, between 1994 and 2000, Dr. Polla headed the Respiratory Physiology Research Laboratory at Faculty Cochin, University Paris V, in France. Her research soon positioned her as an expert on heat-shock/stress proteins, iron chelation and the oxidants/antioxidants balance. 

She became involved in Geneva politics in 1991 and served as national counselor for the Swiss House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003. That same year, Dr. Barbara Polla opened art gallery Analix Forever with her husband Dr. Luigi Polla, representing both established and emerging artists including Tracey Emin, Vanessa Beecroft, Mat Collishaw, Andrea Mastrovito and Maurizio Cattelan. Today, Dr. Barbara Polla’s colorful life experiences and knowledge of antioxidants play an intricate role in all of Alchimie Forever’s new product development and formulation advancements.

7. Anne Pouillot, MS
Director of Science of Alchimie Forever
Alchimie Forever, The Polla Beauty Group

Anne Pouillot, M.S. joined Alchimie Forever in February 2006 as an intern, then was promoted to the position of scientific and technical assistant. She is now Alchimie Forever’s Science Director ; as such, she is involved in the conception and formulation of our products, works closely with our laboratories and manufacturers, and participates in the promotion and commercial development of Alchimie Forever in Europe.

She has contributed to several scientific and medical papers, on topics such as antioxidants, iron, preservatives and other controversial ingredients, cosmetic regulation ; she also contributed to a chapter in N. Dayan’s book « Natural antioxidants and their effects on the skin ». On top of her daily work at Alchimie Forever, Anne teaches a class on antioxidants to biochemistry masters’ students at University of Dijon, France and regularly appears on French television to promote Alchimie Forever products.

Anne graduated from Dijon University (France) in June 2005 with a BA in biochemistry. In February 2006, she obtained her masters in biochemistry with a specialization in plant molecules.

8. Karen E. Burke, M.D., Ph.D.
429 East 52nd Street
New York, New York 10022

Karen Burke is a dermatologist and research scientist. After her B.A., M.A., Ph. D. in (biophysics) from Cornell, she completed post-doctoral fellowships at Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University and an M.D. with residency dermatology at NYU. She is in private practice and on the Dermatology faculty at Mt. Sinai Medical Center where she studies antioxidants in preventing and reversing sun damage (photoaging and skin cancer).

She has written numerous research articles and medical book review chapters and six books (including Thin Thighs for Life and Great Skin for Life) and is on the editorial boards of several medical journals.  Dr. Burke was the Medical -Science Editor of the UN Diplomatic World Bulletin for which she wrote a monthly column. She has been a consultant to many corporations including L’Oréal.

She is cited as a prominent physician by New York Magazine and the Castle-Connolly Guide to Best Doctors and received a “Women of the Year” award from the NY Police Athletic League (2009) and the Distinguished Women Award from Northwood University ( Dallas,TX, 2010) Dr. Burke is an Honorary Life Governor of the NY Academy of Sciences and serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Stem Cell Foundation,  the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and Poly Prep Country Day School. Dr. Burke has been appointed to the US FDA Surgery Device Advisory Panel. She is founder and president of the Karen E. Burke Research Foundation and of Longévité, Ltd. 

9. Gopi Menon, Ph.D.
Senior Science Fellow  
Ashland Specialty Ingredients
1361 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ, USA

Gopinathan Menon obtained his MS and PhD Degrees from the University of Baroda, India ; and became a Faculty member there. While on the Faulty there, He  was a Visiting Professor at   Michigan State University (1979) and  a Homi Bhabha Fellowship ( 79-81). 

In 1982, he came to UCSF for a sabbatical, which started a fruitful collaboration  with Dr. Peter Elias ,as well as  with the California Academy of Sciences. ( 1982-1984).  He   moved to San Francisco in 1988 to take up a full time research position at The department of Dermatology, UCSF  in the Elias lab.   1993, he moved to New York, taking up a Research position  at the Global R & D organization of Avon products, eventually becoming the Principal Research Fellow & Head, Skin Biology research  there. 

From 2007, he has been Senior Science Fellow, Global R & D, International Specialty Products (now Ashland Specialty Ingredients) Corporation in Wayne, NJ  He still maintains an active research program in Skin Biology, collaborating with Ashland-Vincience  in Sophia Antoplois, France, as well as with several Universities. His awards and  Honors include the Homi Bhabha Fellowship, being elected as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences,  chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin (2011), and induction to the GRC Chairs’ Hall of Fame (2012) . 

He has been an invited speaker at several national and International meetings, and has over a hundred publications that include research papers, reviews and book chapters.

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