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Abel Torres, MD, JD
Chair, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Professor, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Professor, Basic Sciences
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Principal Investigator/Dr. Torres ( 9/2005 - 7/2008 )
  • Principal Investigator, Dr. Torres ( 6/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • Principal Investigator, Dr. Torres ( 7/2006 - 12/2006 )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Co-Investigator, Dr. Torres ( 9/2005 - 7/2008 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Peer Reviewed
  • Torres, A, Storey L, Anders, M. et. al. "A Gene Expression Analysis of the Immune-mediated Changes in Actinic Keratoses Following Topical Treatment with Imiquimod 5% Cream." Journal of Investigative Dermatology . (2007): -. ( 1/2007 )
  • Torres, A, Storey, L, Anders, M, et. al.... "Micro Array and Confocal Microscopy Analysis of Actinic Keratosis: Effect of Imiquimod 5% Cream." Journal of Investigative Dermatology . (2007): -. ( 1/2007 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Non-Peer Reviewed
  • A Multicenter, Open Registry of Patients with Psoriasis Who Are Candidates for Systemic Therapy Including Biologics, Principal Investigator, Dr. Nancy Anderson. ( 0/2009 )
    Ongoing Research
  • Vehicle-controlled, double-blind study to assess the efficacy and safety of topical imiquimod 5% cream for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma preceding excision by Mohs micro-graphic Surgery; A Torres, D Marra, S Schanbacher, S Gonzalez, Dana Farber Cancer ( 0/2001 - 0/2004 )
  • Confocal Microscopy as a guide for Mohs Surgery: A Torres, Z Tannous, S Gonzalez, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Protocol) funded by DOE and completed 06/01 (*)
  • A Double-Blind, Randomized study to assess the quality of life and cost of disease in patients with Herpes Zoster treated with Famciclovir or placebo: T Richardson, D LaTour, J Hirokane, N Anderson, A Torres ( 0/1994 - 0/1995 )
  • Characterization of Insulin-like growth Factor binding Proteins and their Regulation in Human Keratinocytes; N Fakjian, AF Firek, D LaTour, A Torres ( 0/1991 - 0/1993 )
  • The treatment of leg ulcers, Burns and Decubiti with cultured human Allogeneic Epidermal Cells, A. Torres, Dixon, Robinson, Loma Linda University Medical and Jerry L. Pettis V.A. hospital, Loma Linda, California ( 0/1988 - 0/1993 )
  • Ongoing Research (*)
    Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Solution for Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis, Principal Investigator, Dr. Julio Narvaez, Ophthalmology, and Co-investigator, Dr. Nancy Anderson.
  • Ongoing Research (*)
    International Registry for Pediatric Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma:  A Longitudinal, Prospective, Observational Study of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma in the Pediatric Population, Principal Investigator, Dr. Linda Golkar.
  • Ongoing Research (*)
    In Vivo Confocal Reflective microscopy for Pigmented Lesion Diagnosis:  A Multi-Center Study, Principal Investigator, Dr. Abel Torres.
  • Ongoing Research (*)
    The department is also the recent recipient of a competitive NMTB grant for the research project Targeting Anti-Angiogenesis in the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis, Principal Investigators, Dr. Abel Torres, and Dr. Neda Mehr.
  • Ongoing Research (*)
    During 2008 the new Department has already produced several publications with Dr. Fred Soeprono publishing his textbook in Dermatopathology entitled A Systemic Approach to Dermatopathology, A Color Atlas
  • Ongoing Research (*)
    Torres, A, Desai, T.  Immune response Modifiers (Chapter 2) in A Practical Approach to Skin Cancer Management, edited by Dr Deborah F. MacFarlane.  Accepted for publication 2008.