Ivona Aksentijevich M.D. is an Associate Investigator in the National Human Research Genome Institute, Bethesda, USA. Dr. Aksentijevich is Board certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics and she runs the molecular diagnostic laboratory for patients with autoinflammatory diseases. She is an expert on the genetics of autoinflammation and serves as one of the editors for the registry of mutations associated with various autoinflammatory diseases, known as Infevers. In addition to her work in molecular diagnostics, Dr. Aksentijevich is accomplished research scientist and has been a major participant in a number of studies related to genetics and pathophysiology of autoinflammatory diseases including FMF, TRAPS, NOMID, DIRA, APLAID, DADA2, CANDLE, HA20, otulipenia. She serves as an advisory editor for the Arthritis & Rheumatology journal and was the president of the International Society of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases (ISSAID).