Kentaro Izumi has joined the Department of Dermatology at Hokkaido University, which is focusing on autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBDs), since 2008 and received trainings as a dermatologist. He entered a post graduate school at the same university and worked on basic and clinical research regarding AIBDs. He moved to Lübeck (Germany) for further research regarding AIBDs in October 2017 after he obtained his Ph.D. degree. Now he is focusing on pathogenesis and treatment of AIBDs using per-clinical model systems (short CV).