Wayne Yokoyama, MD

Wayne Yokoyama, MD

Primary Academic Title

Sam J. Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Chair for Research of Arthritis; Professor of Medicine; and Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Our current work is focused on determining the molecular basis for NK cell recognition of their tumor or infected targets and using this understanding to dissect the role of NK cells in tumor induction, viral infection and bone marrow transplantation in vitro and in vivo.


  • 1978: MD, University of Hawaii, Honolulu


  • 1978 - 1981: Resident, internal medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 1981 - 1982: Clinical fellow, rheumatology, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 1982 - 1985: Research fellow, rheumatology, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 1985 - 1989: Research fellow, immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md.

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