Linda Kathryn Bockenstedt MD

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology); Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

LCME Faculty Subcommittee

Office of Student Research


Faculty AffairsInternal Medicine: Rheumatology; Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of Lyme disease; Tick-borne infections; Innate immunity; Multiphoton imaging; Faculty development in context of team science more...


  • AB, Harvard University, 1977
  • M.D., Ohio State University, 1981

Selected Publications

  • L.K. Bockenstedt, D. Gonzalez, A. Haberman, and A.A. Belperron. Spirochete antigens persist by cartilage after murine Lyme borreliosis therapy. J. Clin. Invest. 2012, 122(7):2652-2662. PMCID:PMC3386809.
  • Harman, M.W., S.M. Dunham-Ems, M.J. Caimano, A.A. Belperron, L.K. Bockenstedt, H.C. Fu, J.D. Radolf, and C.W. Wolgemuth. The heterogeneous motility of the Lyme disease spirochete in gelatin mimics dissemination through tissue. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2012, 109(8): 3059-64. PMCID: PMC3286914
  • Qian, F., X. Wang, L. Zhang, S. Chen, M. Piecychna, H. Allore, L.K. Bockenstedt, S. Malawista, R Bucala, A.C. Shaw, E. Fikrig, and R.R. Montgomery. Age –associated elevation in TLR5 leads to increased inflammatory responses in the elderly. Aging Cell 2012, Feb 11(1):104-110. PMCID:PMC3257374.



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