Eugene R. Bleecker

Wake Forest University, USA

Eugene R. Bleecker is the Thomas H. Davis Professor of pulmonary medicine and serves as a Codirector of the Center for Human Genomics and Section Head of pulmonary, critical care, allergy, and immunologic diseases at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. He is also a Professor of public health sciences and pediatrics. After obtaining a B.A. degree at New York University, NY, USA, Bleecker earned an M.D. degree, cum laude, from the Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA. He was an intern and resident in medicine at the State University of New York, Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, and a resident in medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md, USA. He completed fellowships at the National Institute of Health (GRC) and in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine at the Department of Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA. Bleecker’s major research interests include the genetics of allergy, asthma, and complex diseases, pharmacologic interventions in obstructive pulmonary disease, and mechanisms of bronchial inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Royal College of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the American Federation for Medical Research, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Human Genetics, among others. Bleecker is the principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health-funded research projects on severe asthma and the genetics of asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. He is the author or coauthor of more than 340 abstracts and over 300 scientific manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters.

Biography Updated on 3 May 2009

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