ISSAKS 2017

Donald Glass

Donald Glass II

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Donald Glass II

 

Originally from the Bahamas, Dr. Glass enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 1998. He received his PhD in Human Genetics from BCM in 2005 and his MD from BCM in 2006. After finishing his internship at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts in 2008. Dr. Glass completed his residency training in Dermatology and a postdoctoral fellowship in the McDermott Center (with Drs. Helen Hobbs and Jonathan Cohen) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UTSW.

Dr. Glass' main research interest is in understanding how keloids (exuberant scarring of the skin) occur and in finding the genes that predispose people to develop keloids. Keloids occur disproportionately more often in skin of color, and the ability to develop keloids can be inherited within families. Dr. Glass is compiling a registry of individuals as well as families affected by keloids in order to collect samples and information to study keloids further.