Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Bruce S Bochner, MD

Bruce S Bochner, MD

Samuel M. Feinberg Professor of Medicine

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Focus of Work


My primary clinical interests are in eosinophil- and mast-cell associated diseases.

Academic Focus

My lab's primary research interest is on Siglec-8, a receptor expressed on human eosinophils and mast cells, how it signals and functions, what are its natural sialoside ligands, and whether it can be leveraged as a therapeutic target. Regarding the latter, we have generated Siglec-8 knock-in mice for preclinical studies of Siglec-8 biology and targeting in mouse models. We have also initiated studies on Siglec-6 function in human mast cells.

Clinical Focus

My primary clinical interests are in eosinophil- and mast-cell associated diseases, including hypereosinophilic syndromes and systemic mastocytosis. I am also interested in anaphylaxis and other allergic diseases.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (1982)
  • Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Allergy and Immunology (1988)
  • Board Certification: Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine


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