Augusto Ochoa, M.D. — LSU Health Sciences

Dr. Augusto Ochoa serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) of the multi-institutional GS-MB-NCORP, and he is Director of the Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans, where he is also a Professor of Pediatrics. At Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, he is a practicing physician specializing in the field of Allergy/Immunology. He led the integration process that formed GS-MB-NCORP and has extensive experience leading inter-institutional grants. Dr. Ochoa is experienced at interacting with the National Cancer Institute both as a grantee and as a member of the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors. His research interests include T-cell function, cytokine production, macrophage T-cell interaction, immune regulation, immune dysfunction and disease, as well as tumor immunology.

Dr. Ochoa earned his MD from the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia in 1982. That year, he started a postdoctoral fellowship at the Immunobiology Research Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he became an Assistant Professor in 1986. He served as Head of the Immunotherapy Laboratory for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 1989 to 1996, and Head of the NCI Signal Transduction Laboratory from 1996 to 1997.

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