Aimee Payne, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Aimee Payne, MD, PhD is a Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Clinical Autoimmunity Center of Excellence 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 at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has investigated how autoimmunity occurs in order to develop better targeted therapies for disease, which has led to novel precision cellular immunotherapies for antigen-specific subtypes of pemphigus and myasthenia gravis that are currently being evaluated in phase 1 clinical trials. Dr. Payne also serves as Associate Director of the Penn Medical Scientist Training Program, chair of the NIAMS Board of Scientific Counselors, and co-founder of Cabaletta Bio, focused on engineering targeted cellular immunotherapies for B cell-mediated diseases.