Neelam Muizuddin PhD.
After obtaining a Masters in Microbiology she moved to the United States in 1986 and became a Research Scientist at Estee Lauder, where she obtained her doctorate in Cell Biology while working full time. She went on to become Director of Clinical Research at Estee Lauder R&D and an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Stony Brook.
Dr. Muizzuddin has developed and worked on a myriad of skin testing projects. These include, but are not limited to: skin sensitivity, skin fluorescence, percutaneous absorption, skin whitening, acne, glycation, actinic effects, geographical and climatic effects, effects of hormones and psychological stress. She also has extensive experience in skin bioengineering and has several publications, book chapters, patents as well as oral presentations in these topics. She has conducted extensive research on skin color and pigmentation including UV effects and has developed methods to study the effect of topical materials on increase and reduction of skin coloration. In addition, she has conducted comprehensive research on skin glycation, skin sensitivity and microbiology and has developed clinical methods in these topics. She also has wide experience in skin safety research of topical cosmetic materials and has developed novel methods to test safety of cosmetics on skin.
She is a member of:
- The American Contact Dermatitis Society
- The Society of Investigative Dermatology
- The Society of Cosmetic Chemists
- The Dermal Clinical Evaluation Society
- The Board for the International Society of Stratum Corneum Research.
She has also served as secretary of the Long Island Chapter of Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 1997, Chair of the Educational Seminar committee in 1998 & 1999, and Chair of Program committee in 1999.
Neelam is also:
- A licensed, instrument rated pilot
- An artist who's paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Chelsea New York.
- A certified pastry chef with a passion for novelty cakes (which you can find on her cake blog )