Dr John Bienenstock

Distinguished University Professor, McMaster University

John is internationally known as a physician and mucosal immunologist. He is an Honorary MD (Goteborg, Sweden), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Member of the Order of Canada and an inductee into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is Director of the Brain-Body Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, a former Chair of Pathology and subsequently Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.  His current main areas of interest are mechanisms of action of commensal bacteria on the nervous system and behaviour.

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