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Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD


Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Gudjonsson, MD, PhD. Is the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology and Professor of Dermatology, Internal Medicine Divison of Rheumatology, and a 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 260 peer-reviewed papers in top-tier journals, including Nature Immunology, Nature Genetics, Immunity, JCI, and Science Translational Medicine. 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 and Doris Duke Foundation, and was 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, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS). He has received several NIH R01 awards and is the director of an NIH-sponsored P30 Research Core Center at the University of Michigan.  He is currently a standing member of the NIH ACTS Study Section and on the Board of Scientific Counselors to NIAMS.

University Affiliation(s)

Cardiovascular Center | MBRISC | Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center | Taubman Medical Research Institute

Research Area(s)

Anaphylaxis | Bioinformatics | Biomarkers | Clinical research | Computational Biology | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Lupus | Systems biology | autoimmunity


  • Principal investigator of: Dissection of the Inflammatory Network in Psoriasis and its Role as a Predictor of Treatment Response
  • Principal investigator of: A Phase II Open-Label Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Efficacy of a True Human Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutic Antibody (RA-18C3) in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis (Derm 641)
  • Principal investigator of: Role of the Psoriasis Associated IL23R Risk Variants on Th17 Biology and Function