Dr. Christine Yokoyama joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology as an Instructor in Medicine in July 2022. She received her AB in Social Studies from Harvard University and subsequently received her MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis through the Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her PhD in Immunology in the laboratory of Dr. Herbert W. “Skip” Virgin, where her work focused on pathogen discovery and novel innate immune receptors. She then completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is a board-certified dermatologist.
Dr. Yokoyama’s clinical interests include inflammatory skin disorders, particularly those related to autoinflammation and autoinflammatory syndromes. Her basic science research uses in vivo models to explore novel molecules important for epidermal integrity. She is a member of the Physician-Scientist Training Program in the Department of Medicine and is a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Marco Colonna. Her key interests are autoinflammation and autoinflammatory syndromes, complex medical dermatology, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, immunotherapy-induced toxicity, inflammatory skin disorders.