- Medical School - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2002-2010)
- Internship - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2014), Dermatology
Katherine Omueti Ayoade, M.D., Ph.D.
- Dermatology - General
- Hair Loss Disorders
- Skin Cancer
Katherine Omueti Ayoade, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general dermatology, hair loss disorders, and skin cancer.
Born in Nigeria into a culturally diverse home (Nigerian father, American mother), Dr. Ayoade came to the U.S. to complete her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. After graduation, she worked for Procter & Gamble at its Health Care Research Center before enrolling in the dual-degree program offered by the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign College of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in 2007 from the Department of Biochemistry (training with Richard Tapping, Ph.D.) and her M.D. in 2010.
Following her years in Illinois, Dr. Ayoade came to UT Southwestern, where she completed a residency in dermatology and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology (working with David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D., and Steven Kliewer, Ph.D.). Her research interests include all types of hair loss and alopecias, with a particular interest in cicatricial alopecias.
Board certified in dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Ayoade is currently seeing and accepting new patients in her clinic.
Among her many honors, she received the 2013 Award for Humanism and Professionalism by the resident physicians of the UTSW Department of Dermatology.
- Society for Investigative Dermatology (2016)
- Dermatology Foundation (2015)
- American Academy of Dermatology (2014), Fellow, FAAD.
- Women's Dermatologic Society (2011)
- Skin of Color Society (2012)
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Edmund J. James Scholar 1998-2000
- Dermatology Foundation, Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship Recipient 2014-2015
- The John A. Kenney, Jr., M.D. Residents Research Symposium Award - 3rd Place 2014
- 2013 Award for Humanism and Professionalism (shared honor). 2013, Honored by the Resident Physicians of the Department of Dermatology, UTSW.
- Golden Key National Honors Society 1999
- Phi Lambda Upsilon National Honorary Chemical Society 1998
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Presidential Award Scholar 1996-2000
- Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant Trainee 2002-2004
- Pre-doctoral Fellow NIAID F31 National Research Service Award 2006-2008
- Keystone Symposia Travel Award Scholarship 2006
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Biochemistry Trust of Urbana Award 2008, For the Best Doctoral Thesis of 2008
- Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society 2009
- Physician Scientist Training Program Fellowship Trainee 2013-2015
Atlas of Skin of Color. Editors: A.G. Pandya & D. Jackson-Richards
Omueti-Ayoade, K. & Dominguez A.R.(Ed.) (2014), Berlin, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Atlas of Skin of Color. Editors: A.G. Pandya & D. Jackson-Richards.
Omueti-Ayoade, K. & Pandya A.G(Ed.) (2014), Berlin, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Fundamentals of Ethnic Hair. Editors: C. Aguh, G. Okoye.
Dillon, J.-C. P., Anyanwu C.O, Ayoade, K.O.,(Ed.) (2017), Switzerland, Springer International Publishing
- Atlas of Skin of Color. Editors: A.G. Pandya & D. Jackson-Richards
Identification of novel synthetic toll-like receptor 2 agonists by high throughput screening.
Guan Y, Omueti-Ayoade K, Mutha SK, Hergenrother PJ, Tapping RI The Journal of biological chemistry 2010 Jul 285 31 23755-62
The polymorphism P315L of human toll-like receptor 1 impairs innate immune sensing of microbial cell wall components.
Omueti KO, Mazur DJ, Thompson KS, Lyle EA, Tapping RI Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2007 May 178 10 6387-94
Domain exchange between human toll-like receptors 1 and 6 reveals a region required for lipopeptide discrimination.
Omueti KO, Beyer JM, Johnson CM, Lyle EA, Tapping RI The Journal of biological chemistry 2005 Nov 280 44 36616-25
Livedo reticularis as an initial clinical manifestation of gemcitabine-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Zemtsov A, Omueti-Ayoade K, Zemtsov R, Yang M The Journal of dermatology 2012 May 39 5 487-9
Cutting edge: A common polymorphism impairs cell surface trafficking and functional responses of TLR1 but protects against leprosy.
Johnson CM, Lyle EA, Omueti KO, Stepensky VA, Yegin O, Alpsoy E, Hamann L, Schumann RR, Tapping RI Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2007 Jun 178 12 7520-4
Genetic polymorphisms within the human Toll-like receptor 2 subfamily.
Tapping RI, Omueti KO, Johnson CM Biochemical Society transactions 2007 Dec 35 Pt 6 1445-8
- Identification of novel synthetic toll-like receptor 2 agonists by high throughput screening.
- Hair Loss/Alopecias
- Cicatricial Alopecias
- Hair Loss Disorders
- Skin Cancer