Michael Hamblin, PhD
Associate Professor (retired) at Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Hamblin was (recently retired) Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
He was trained as a synthetic organic chemist and received his Ph.D. from Trent University in England. He joined Wellman Labs in 1994. He worked initially in targeted photodynamic therapy (PDT) and prepared and studied conjugates between photosensitizers and antibodies or targeted proteins and polymers of varying charge.
There is perhaps no one alive with greater expertise in the health effects of red light therapy and near-infrared light than Dr. Hamblin. He is a prolific researcher in photomedicine, having published over 400 peer-reviewed articles on the subject, as well as authored and edited 23 different textbooks.