Matthew Vesely, MD, PhD, is an Instructor in the Department of Dermatology at Yale University where he combines patient care with translational research in autoimmune skin diseases. Dr. Vesely obtained his PhD in immunology studying how the immune system detects and eradicate cancers. Since completing his dermatology residency in 2017, his clinical interests are centered on caring for patients with inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases. His translational research program focuses on identifying immune inhibitory receptors to better understand the pathogenesis of chronic autoimmune skin diseases such as psoriasis. Ultimately, he hopes to develop novel therapies for these debilitating disorders by modulating T cell activation states. Dr. Vesely will study with Alice Gottlieb of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in the United States and attend the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting (AAD).