About Us

About Us

Principal Investigator

Donald Glass
Donald Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Originally from the Bahamas, Dr. Glass received his Ph.D. in human genetics from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where he studied the role of canonical Wnt signaling in bone regulation. He also received his M.D. from BCM, and completed his transitional year internship at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Glass completed his residency training in dermatology and a postdoctoral fellowship in UT Southwestern's McDermott Center with Helen Hobbs.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Glass practices general dermatology and has an interest in genetic skin disorders.

His main research interest is keloids (exuberant scarring of the skin); he studies the mechanisms by which keloids occur and the genetics that predispose people to keloids. Keloids occur disproportionately more often in skin of color, and the ability to develop keloids can be inherited within families. Dr. Glass is compiling a registry of individuals and families affected by keloids in order to collect samples and information. His other research interest is identifying genes that cause rare skin disorders. 

Lab Members

Irene Dougherty 
Research Associate
Phone: 214-648-2703
irene.dougherty@utsouthwestern.edu

An Tran 
Research Technician
Phone: 214-648-2703
an.tran@utsouthwestern.edu