Jared Jagdeo, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Principal Investigator interested in understanding and treating skin disease. Dr. Jagdeo has been involved in basic science and translational research for over 20 years and has over one hundred publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Jagdeo’s laboratory team is focused on the use of phototherapy, neurobiomodulators, and antioxidants to improve skin fibrosis (scarring) and cancer. His laboratory team has pioneered the use of high fluence light-emitting diode red light (LED-RL) to modulate the activity of skin cells. LED-RL has been found to alter gene transcription, protein phosphorylation, and cellular activity, but is not associated with UV-induced carcinogenesis. Dr. Jagdeo is actively performing clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of LED-RL to treat patients with skin fibrosis. He has successfully completed clinical and laboratory research projects, including NIH-funded grants and industry supported investigator-initiated original research. Dr. Jagdeo has mentored undergraduate students, medical students, and fellows in basic science and clinical research seeking a career in academic dermatology. In addition to translational research, Dr. Jagdeo oversees the SUNY Downstate Center for Photomedicine and the Laser, Aesthetic, and Body Institute.