Eugene M. Farber Lecturer
Johann Gudjonsson, MD/PhD, University of Michigan
Title: Has the Riddle of Psoriasis Been Finally Solved – Is it Time to Move On?
Dr. Gudjonsson, MD, PhD is the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology and a Professor Dermatology, and Taubman Medical Research Institute Scholar, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gudjonsson’s primary research focus is basic immunological and genetic research on chronic inflammatory skin diseases. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers in top tier journals including Lancet, Nature Immunology, Nature Genetics, Immunity, Science Translational Medicine, and JCI. He received the Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2007, and his work has earned several research awards, including awards from the American Skin Association, Doris Duke Foundation, and selected as the Society for Investigative Dermatology Rising Star Lecture in 2018. He was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2020. He has received several NIH R01 awards and is the director of an NIH sponsored P30 Research Core Center at University of Michigan. He is currently a standing member of the NIH ACTS Study Section and on the Board of Scientific Counselors to NIAMS.
About the Lectureship:
The Eugene M. Farber endowment was established by his family in memory of Dr. Farber’s scientific career and devotion to understanding the pathogenesis of psoriasis. In 2007, the SID Board of Directors voted to create the Eugene M. Farber endowed lecture. It is typically presented at the SID’s Annual Meeting (and Virtual ones) by an investigator whose work is relevant to expanding insights into the pathophysiology and treatment of psoriasis.