Aleksandra Leligdowicz

Assistant Professor

Postdoc: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Postdoc: University of Toronto, Canada

MD: McGill University, Canada

 PhD: Oxford University, UK

Critical Care Fellowship: University of Toronto

Internal Medicine: University of British Columbia

Office:  Robarts Research Institute, Room 4220

Phone: 519-661-2111, ext: 87241


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Area of Study:

Immune regulation in early critical illness

Fields of Interest:

-Critical Care
-Immune responses
-Endotoxin tolerance
-Endothelial Injury
-Precision medicine

Research Profile

Dr. Leligdowicz is a clinician scientist in the Department of Medicine in the division of Critical Care Medicine. She completed a medical degree at McGill University and a PhD at Oxford University in human HIV immunology in West Africa. Following residencies in internal medicine (UBC) and adult critical care (UofT), she pursued her interest in immunology and severe infection as a postdoctoral research scholar at UCSF. Her laboratory at Robarts Research Institute uses cellular and molecular tools to study prospective biological samples from patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to understand the mechanisms of immune regulation in severe infection. The focus of her research is translational biology of immune responses and endothelial injury in early sepsis, to understand pathology, improve diagnosis, and personalize treatment of this complex syndrome.

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