Florida Gulf Coast University
United States of America
Ph. D., Chemical Engineering: Sept. 1993 The Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD B.E., Chemical Engineering: May 1987 C.U.N.Y. The City College - New York, NY A.S., Engineering Science: May 1984 S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale - Farmingdale, NY
The research involves skin-chemical interactions and photo-reactivity of psoralen, a natural chemical found in citrus fruits, with DNA, RNA, proteins, nucleic acids and amino acids. The research area is generally referred to as photochemistry/photobiology or photo-medicine which includes photo-chemotherapy, photo-chemoprotection, and photo-chemoinactivation. In my research group, we investigate a photo-chemotherapy tool known as PUVA (Psoralen-UVA light). PUVA is an important therapeutic tool in treating dermatological ailments such as psoriasis and vitiligo
Labows, J.N., J.T. Reilly, J. Leyden, and G. Preti. 1999. In Antiperspirants and Deodorants; Editor C. Felger, K. Laden, Eds., Second; Marcell Dekker, New York, NY. pp 59-81.
Reilly, J.T. and M. Strickland, 2009. “Writing Component for the Second-Semester Physical Chemistry Curriculum”. J. College Science Teaching. 39(4), 35-41.
Reilly, J.T., T.T. Tyner, K.A. Troester, D.A Vitale and T.R. Risher, “Inhibition of Histidine Ammonia Lyase by 8-methoxypsoralen and Psoralen Oxidized Photporducts”. 2010. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 86, 1272-1277.