Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD, has been selected to deliver the “Rising Star” lecture at the International Investigative Dermatology conference in May.
Rising Star lectures celebrate the best of emerging dermatological science throughout the world; prominent young researchers engaged in high-impact science are invited to provide a short overview on their current work.
Dr. Gudjonsson is the University of Michigan’s Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology and a Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar of the Taubman Institute. A physician-researcher, he serves as associate professor in the U-M department of dermatology, treats patients with a variety of skin disorders and directs the inpatient dermatology consultation service. His area of expertise is dermatologic immunology, with a special focus on psoriasis.
A graduate of the University of Iceland Medical School, Dr. Gudjonsson came to the U-M in 2003 as part of an innovative research residency training program. Building upon investigative dermatology training completed in Iceland, Dr. Gudjonsson has been performing basic immunological and genetic work on psoriasis at the U-M. His work has earned several research awards, including awards from the American Skin Association, the Dermatology Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation and the NIH.