Dr Julien Seneschal is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, National Reference Center for Rare Skin Diseases, University of Bordeaux. He is the head of the Inflammatory and Auto-Immune Skin Disorders Unit and is responsible for the Vitiligo and Pigmentary disorders clinic and is leader of the immune-dermatology research team at INSERM U1035 unit, University of Bordeaux. He completed his internship at the University of Bordeaux and was a research fellow at Harvard University, Department of Dermatology under the guidance of Professor Thomas S. Kupper.
Dr Seneschal’s research is focusing on the understanding of the immune pathogenesis of inflammatory skin disorders with a special interest in vitiligo. His team projects explore the phenotype and function of resident memory T cells in vitiligo and the impact of pro-inflammatory cytokines on melanocytes function, survival and adhesion. This translational research aims to identify novel therapeutic approaches.