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James R. Baker, Jr. M.D.

Physician, Scientist and CEO with focus on allergy, immunology, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

James R. Baker, Jr. M.D.

Career Summary

May 2014– Present Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), McLean, VA
• August 2014 – Present Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer

July 1996 – Present University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• July 1996 – Present Director, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute
• June 2003 – Present Ruth Dow Doan Professor (current active Emeritus)
• May 2015 – Present Director, Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center


August 2012 – January 2014 Merck Senior Vice President, Global Vaccine Head


June 1999 – August 2012 NanoBio Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI
• August 2006 – August 2012 Chief Executive Officer
• June 1999– July 2006 Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of the Board

July 1989 – August 2012 Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• July 1993 – August 2012 Division Chief and Professor
• June 1998 – June 2003 Research Chair and Associate Professor
• June 1999 – June 2007 Director, Clinical Histocompatibility Laboratory

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Doctor of Medicine Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
• Resident in Internal Medicine Walter Reed Army Medical Center
• Allergy Fellow Walter Reed Army Medical Center and
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Postdoctoral Fellow Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Awards, Boards and Accomplishments
• Author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
• Fellow, American Academy for the Advancement of Science.
• University Innovator Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, the University of Michigan.
• Damen Award (distinguished alumnus), Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University.
• Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology.
• Founder and board member, NanoBio Corporation.
• Chair and Member of over 70 Scientific Advisory Boards and Federal Study Sections.
• Former Board Member; Avidimer Therapeutics, Photon Affinity, MADMC Corporations.
• Former Member, President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST).
• Former Board Member and Treasurer, American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
• Active Duty Army service (14 years), retired Lt. Colonel. Distinguish Service and Army
Commendation Medals. Service included Operation Desert Storm.

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