Daniel B. Yarosh

Job TitleSenior Vice President, Basic Science Research

Company NameEstee Lauder Companies


Daniel B. Yarosh, PhD, is Senior Vice President, Basic Science Research, and is responsible for the worldwide basic research of the Estee Lauder Companies. He supervises labs focused on biology, biochemistry, botanicals, physics, optics, imaging, skin physiology and clinical testing in 5 global sites.  Basic science research includes internal projects, collaborations with vendors and support of university research through its extramural research program.  This provides the fuel for the continuous stream of innovative prestige beauty products for which the 29 Estee Lauder brands (including Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, Origins and Crème de La Mer) are renowned.

Dr. Yarosh received his BA degree in Biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1976, and his Doctorate in Molecular Biology from the University of Arizona College Of Medicine in 1978. He served as a National Science Foundation Fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, and then a Staff Fellow and Cancer Expert at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. In 1985, Dr. Yarosh founded the biotechnology company AGI Dermatics, with an emphasis on the commercial application of DNA repair. He is the inventor of DimericineÒ (T4N5 liposome lotion), which is a liposomal DNA repair enzyme for the prevention of skin cancer. AGI Dermatics also supplied ingredients to many major worldwide cosmetic and personal care companies.  In 2006 the company launched its own Remergent® brand of skincare products, including sunscreens and prescription drugs.  In 2008, AGI Dermatics was acquired by Estee Lauder Co.

Dr. Yarosh is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and two dozen patents, and serves on the Board of the Photomedicine Society. He has been an active participant in the New York biotechnology community.  In 2004, the International Union of Photobiology presented Dr. Yarosh with the Finsen Award, which is granted every four years at the International Congress for Photobiology for breakthrough research in the photobiology sciences.  His book The New Science of Perfect Skin, about skincare technology in the cosmetic marketplace, was published by Random House in May 2008.

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