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Bruce Bochner, M.D.

Professor of MedicineBruce Bochner, M.D.
Director, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Dr. Bruce S. Bochner is currently professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the author of more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters, and lectures extensively on a variety of topics.  His research interests include the mechanisms of human allergic diseases, especially pathways involving eosinophils, basophils and mast cells and a regulatory protein on their surface called Siglec-8.  He recently co-founded a company named Allakos, Inc., whose primary goal is to develop Siglec-8-related therapies.

Dr. Bochner joined the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the Department of Medicine in 1988, and in January 2003 became the Division Director.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Association of American Physicians, American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum. 

He has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology since 1993, is the Associate Editor for Clinical and Translational Medicine, and is an editor of the Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice textbook and the Allergy Section of UpToDate.  He served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and formerly served as a member of the Immunological Sciences Study Section (now the Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases Study Section) of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Bochner received his bachelors in natural sciences with honors from The Johns Hopkins University.  He went on to attend the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine at the University of Illinois and graduated with honors.  He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois Hospitals, and completed a fellowship in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

His seminar entitled A Taste of Immunity is scheduled for Session II: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.