Thersa C. Gardner, M.D. – Dr. Gardner received her medical degree from the University of the Boston University School of Medicine. She specialized in photodermatology and photomedicine through a clinical fellowship at the Dermatology Department of Massachusetts General Hospital. She is currently an associate professor in dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she serves as the Director for the clinical Photomedicine Program and the Translational Research Core/Skin Study Center. Through the Translational Research Core, Dr. Gardner has conducted the first human study with the use of a novel photosensitizer drug, silicon phthalocyanine Pc 4, for photodynamic therapy of cutaneous malignancies including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.