Payne Lab

Aimee Payne, MD PhD

apProfessor of Dermatology 

Aimee Payne 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 and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice specializes in autoimmune blistering diseases including pemphigus and pemphigoid.  Her laboratory research has investigated B cell repertoires in pemphigus in order to develop precision medicine therapies for disease.  Dr. Payne has received several honors for her work, including the Stiefel Scholar Award in Autoimmune Diseases, “Top 10” national Clinical Research Forum Award, Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy, and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.  At Penn, Dr. Payne also serves as Core Director for the Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center, 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 serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Council of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, chair of the NIH/NIAMS Board of Scientific Counselors, Vice President-elect of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and co-founder and co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at Cabaletta Bio, Inc., focused on developing targeted engineered T cell therapies for the treatment of patients with B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases