The Penn Dermatology T32 Training Program is pleased to announce this year’s T32 Fellows and ECuRE summer fellowship recipients

T32 Training Fellowships

The Penn Derm T32 Training Program has been supporting promising young investigators for more than 30 years.  For the 2022-2023 year, we awarded four postdoctoral and three predoctoral fellowships.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Emily Baumrin, MD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Year 2
  • Project Title: Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease: Development of a Skin-specific Patient-reported Outcome Measure
  • Trainer: Joel Gelfand, MD, MSCE

Heather Dingwall, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Year 1
  • Project Title: Defining the role of En1 in eccrine gland development
  • Trainer: Yana Kamberov, PhD

Victoria “Vickie” Fang, MD, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Year 1
  • Project Title: Highly multiplexed imaging and characterization of tertiary lymphoid structures in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Trainers: E. John Wherry, PhD and Aimee Payne, MD, PhD

Matthew Hedberg, MD, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Year 2
  • Project Title: Interrogation of immune editing and immunosurveillance in the carcinogenesis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Trainer: John Seykora, MD, PhD

Predoctoral Fellows:

Napasorn “Nina” Kuprasertkul

  • Predoctoral Fellow, Year 1
  • Program: Dual degree – MSTP, Cell & Molecular Biology – Genetics & Epigenetics
  • Project Title: Investigating ferroptosis in the interplay between epidermal differentiation and carcinogenesis
  • Trainer: Brian Capell, MD, PhD and Kathryn Wellen, PhD

Casey Lee

  • Predoctoral Fellow, Year 1
  • Program: Dual degree – MSTP, Immunology
  • Project Title: Identify determinants of engineered T cell differentiation
  • Trainer: Aimee Payne, MD, PhD

Ariana Majer

  • Predoctoral Fellow, Year 1
  • Program: Cell & Molecular Biology – Cancer Biology
  • Project Title: Elucidating the role of Y chromosome genes UTY and KDM5D in melanoma pathobiology and the male sex bias
  • Trainer: Todd Ridky, MD, PhD

ECuRE: Early Cutaneous Research Experience

The Penn Dermatology Training Program is pleased to announce the return of ECurRE.  The summer research training program exposes all short-term trainees – high school through medical school – to topics in Dermatological research through a summer seminar and workshop series.  The department also funds summer research fellowships for trainees demonstrating a strong interest in Dermatology.  This year two ECuRE summer fellowships were awarded.

ECuRE Fellows:

Amanda Gian

  • Medical Student
  • Project Title: Evaluating the cross-cultural equivalence of dermatology-specific QoL instruments in Asians and Asian Americans experiencing psoriasis or atopic dermatitis
  • Trainer: Junko Takeshita, MS, MSCE

DeAnna Diaz

  • Medical Student
  • Project Title: Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles in dermatomyositis
  • Trainer: Victoria Werth, MD