Irene Aninye

Irene Aninye, PhD

Chief Science Officer for a women's health nonprofit


Molecular & Integrative Physiology



At the age of 15, Irene Aninye had no idea she would later become an advocate and encourager for those with vitiligo. Through her blog, Skin Deeper, Dr. Aninye shares her colorful experiences living in this world with vitiligo to inspire others – whether they have vitiligo or not – to discover their uniqueness and begin to see beauty in the most unconventional places and circumstances.


Dr. Aninye received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Molecular & Integrative Physiology.

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