Dr. Susana Serrate- Sztein directed the former Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. She oversaw a large portfolio of grants and contracts dealing with etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin and rheumatic diseases. In addition, she directed the Rheumatic Diseases Biopsychosocial Research Program.
Between 1990 and 1993, Dr. Sztein was Chief, Autoimmunity Section, Division of Allergy Immunology and Transplantation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where she managed a scientific portfolio dealing with basic and translational research on immune mediated diseases.
Before joining the NIH, Dr. Sztein was Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda Maryland where she worked on cytokine regulation of cell mediated immure responses. She received postdoctoral training at the laboratory of Immunodiagnosis, National Cancer Institute where she worked on natural killer cell activity against breast tumors in mice. Her clinical training is on anatomic and clinical pathology.
Dr. Sztein is a graduate of Buenos Aires University School of Medicine.