Speakers

Aimee S. Payne

Dr. Payne is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BS in Biology from Stanford University and her MD/PhD from Washington University School of Medicine, followed by dermatology residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid.  Her laboratory research has investigated how autoimmunity occurs in order to develop precision medicine therapies for disease.  Dr. Payne has received several honors for her work, including a “Top 10” Clinical Research Forum Award and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.  At Penn, Dr. Payne also serves as Director of the Clinical Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, Associate Director of the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program, and faculty advisor for the Association of Women Student MD-PhDs. Outside of Penn, she chairs the NIH/NIAMS Board of Scientific Counselors and is co-founder and co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at Cabaletta Bio, Inc., focused on engineering precision cellular immunotherapies for B cell-mediated diseases including pemphigus.

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