Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

PhD in Immunology - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles





Pai RL, Japp AS, Gonzalez M, Rasheed RF, Okumura M, Arenas D, Pierson SK, Powers V, Layman AAK, Kao C, Hakonarson H, van Rhee F, Betts MR, Kambayashi T, Fajgenbaum DC. (2020). Type I IFN response associated with mTOR activation in the TAFRO subtype of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease. JCI Insight. 7;5(9): e135031.


Gorla M., Santiago C., Chaudhari K., Layman AAK., Oliver P.M., Bashaw G.J. (2019). Ndfip proteins target Robo receptors for degradation and allow commissural axons to cross the midline in the developing spinal cord. Cell. Rep, 26, pp. 3298-3312

Layman AAK, Joshi S, Shah S. (2019) Metastatic prostate cancer presenting as tumour-induced osteomalacia. BMJ Case Rep. 16;12(7): e229434


Layman AAK, Deng G, O’Leary CE, Tadros S, Thomas RM, Dybas JM, Moser EK, Wells AD, Dolibai NM, Oliver PM. (2017). Ndfip1 restricts mTORC1 signaling and glycolysis in regulatory T cells to prevent autoinflammatory disease. Nature Communications Nat Commun.; 8: 15677.

Layman AAK, Sprout SL, Phillips D, Oliver PM. (2017). Ndfip1 restricts Th17 cell potency by limiting lineage stability and proinflammatory cytokine production. Sci. Rep. 1–38.


Layman AAK and Oliver PM. (2016). Invited Brief Review: Ubiquitin Ligases and Deubiquitinating Enzymes in CD4+ T Cell Effector Fate Choice and Function. Journal of Immunology: 196:3975-3982


Hurtado DE, Molina-Porcel L, Carroll JC, Macdonald C, Aboagye AK, Trojanowski JQ, Lee VM. (2012). Selectively Silencing GSK-3 Isoforms Reduces Plaques and Tangles in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease. The Journal of Neuroscience: 32 (21): 7392-7402


Hurtado DE, Molina-Porcel L, Iba M, Aboagye, AK, Paul SM, Trojanowski JQ, Lee VM-Y. (2010). Aβ accelerates the spatiotemporal progression of tau pathology and augments tau amyloidosis in an Alzheimer mouse model. American Journal of Pathology: 177 (4): 1977-88


Baden EM, Randles EG, Aboagye AK, Thompson JR, Ramirez-Alvarado M. (2008). Structural insights into the role of mutations in amyloidogenesis. Journal of Biological Chemistry: 283: 30950-30959


Awards and Honors

2022, Gold Humanism Honor Society
2021, ‘Bots Breastfeeding Booster Awards
2020, ACR (American College of Rheumatology) Pediatric Residents Program awardee for 2020 Annual ACR convergence meeting
2020, CARRA (Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance) Foundation Pediatric Residents Program awardee for 2020 Annual Meeting
2019, Chrysalis project awardee for 2019 AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) annual meeting
2017, Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation
2017, Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize
2017, Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship
2017, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day Award winner
2016, Immunology Graduate Group Annual Retreat Oral presentation award
2015, FASEB MARC AAI Underrepresented Scientist Travel Award
2014, GAPSA (Graduate and Professional Student Assembly) travel award
2014, Biomedical, Health and Natural Sciences Research Day, Runner up award winner
2014, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day, Award winner
2004-2008, The Swarthmore Scholar Award, Swarthmore College
2004-2008, The Davis United World Scholarship, The United World College of the Atlantic
2006, Note-worthy award for Abstract, 11th International Symposium on Amyloid and Amyloidosis
2006-2007, Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2005, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant
2002-2004, The Prince of Wales Scholarship, The United World College of the Atlantic
2000-2002, The Ghana Government Senior Secondary School Scholarship

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Foster Care Collaborative

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 2020-2021, Trainee Liaison, Section on Breastfeeding
2014-present, American Association of Immunologists
2013-present, American Physician Scientist Association