Dr Bayat is a clinician scientist and reader (Associate Professor) in the Institute of Inflammation and Repair. His main interest is in skin biology, tissue regeneration and fibrosis. His research focuses include skin scarring, skin regeneration and fibrosis, breast and palmar fascia fibrosis, as well as cutaneous infection. The objective of his research is to elucidate fundamental mechanisms in wound healing and infection, as well as tissue regeneration and fibrosis. This will provide knowledge of new therapeutic targets and biomarkers which can be used to develop novel therapies, particularly in detection, prevention and treatment of abnormal wound healing, wound infection and fibrotic disorders. His career aim has been to make a major impact on human skin health through translation into better outcomes for patients suffering with abnormal wound healing and tissue fibrosis, by developing research programmes which combine high quality basic science and translational clinical research.
He has numerous ongoing academic and industrial collaborations in the field of tissue repair, fibrosis and wound healing, worldwide. He is an active member of the American and European Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Societies and on the organizing committee, as well as publications committee of the American Wound Healing Society. He was recently elected onto the board of directors of the American Wound Healing Foundation.
He has been invited to present at numerous national and international scientific/clinical conferences (in excess of 475 personal and supervised presentations given with 21 Wound Healing Society Young Investigator Award nominations to date for his team). He has an H index of 43 and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, which include original scientific papers, reviews and invited articles in press and/or under review (400 publications including original papers, reviews, published abstracts and book chapters). He is a grant reviewer and is on the editorial board of several journals in the field of tissue repair.
His research thrives upon the multidisciplinary and interactive research environment that exists between the bedside (the clinic/hospital), the bench (laboratory) and industry with a focus on advancing human wound healing. His laboratory maintains the capacity to carry out molecular, cellular, histological and genetic research. In addition, to human tissue biopsies from patients and volunteers undergoing ethically approved studies, his research staff have access to organotypic and organ culture models of human skin, as Dr Bayat possesses a tissue bank license and has access to donated human tissue for the purpose of research from a variety of sources. His research thrives upon the multidisciplinary and interactive research environment that exists between the bedside (the clinic/hospital), the bench (laboratory) and industry.