Bryon D Johnson, PhD

Investigator, Children's Research Institute
Associate professor, Medical College of Wisconsin



  • Hematology, Oncology and Transplant

Research interests

  • Cancer

Study interests

  • Transplantation immunology
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Immune regulation
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Tumor vaccines
  • Cellular therapies for cancer


  • Doctorate, University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University), North Chicago, 1989.

Department of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 955-4123
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Education and awards

  • Best abstracts award at the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Meeting, Miami, 1999
  • Ernest McCulloch and James Till Award for the best science article in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplant by a new investigator at the ASBMT Annual Meeting, Anaheim, Calif., 2000
  • Invited speaker at "Converging Therapies: The Role of Mixed Chimerism in Transplantation Tolerance and in the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies" symposium, Boston, 2001
  • Invited speaker at "Graft-versus-Host and Graft-versus-Leukemia Reactions 2002" international symposium, Munich, Germany, 2002
  • Member, editorial board, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation; ad hoc grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health

Research and publications

  • Optimizing Immunotherapy for Neuroblastoma after BMT, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, principal investigator, 2009-2014
  • Translational Studies of Cell-based Vaccines for Childhood Cancer, The Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund, co-investigator, 2007-2012
  • This is general research support awarded on an annual basis through MACC Fund contributions to the Midwest Children's Cancer Center, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund, principal investigator, 2011-2012