Dr. Scumpia is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a clinical dermatologist and dermatopathologist at UCLA and the West LA VAMC. He is a member of the I3T Theme at UCLA. Dr. Scumpia graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine with his M.D and completed his PhD from the University of Florida in Microbiology and Immunology. He completed residency training in Dermatology followed by Dermatopathology fellowship training at UCLA. Dr. Scumpia completed post doctoral training in the STAR program at UCLA with Dr. Stephen Smale. The Scumpia Lab investigates transcriptional control of immune responses in skin diseases including wound healing, infection, and skin cancer. A major focus is to translate mechanistic findings into novel therapies and diagnostics for skin disease. One translational project involves the development of immunomodulatory biomaterials for wound healing, cutaneous regeneration, vaccines, and cancer immunotherapies. Dr. Scumpia was a recipient of a Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award and an NIH K Award. Dr. Scumpia currently serves as Director of Dermatopathology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and leads the Dermatopathology and Immunology curriculum for the UCLA Dermatology residency program. The Scumpia Lab is currently funded by grants from the NIH (NIAMS R01), LEO Foundation, and VA (Merit award).