Jeffrey B. Travers, M.D., Ph.D., has been named professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and professor, Department of Dermatology, effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Travers comes to Wright State from the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1995. At IU, he held positions in the Departments of Dermatology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pediatrics. He served as residency director for dermatology, and director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Signature Center for Atopic Dermatitis. He was a member of the Institutional Review Committee and the IU School of Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Council. For nine years he also served as the chair of the Department of Dermatology, before stepping down to refocus on his basic science research in 2010.
Travers has published approximately 200 peer-reviewed research papers, which have been cited nearly 2,000 times. His total funding from the NIH has been more than $7.5 million, and he has received more than $1.3 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for his research. He is currently the principal investigator on three NIH grants.
Travers earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at the Ohio State University, served his residency in dermatology at the University of Colorado, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunodermatology at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver.