Alexis M. Kalergis
Alexis M. Kalergis is a Full Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has also been Visiting Faculty at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, The University of Nantes in France and the University of Iowa, where he currently holds a Helen C. Levitt Visiting Professorship. Dr. Kalergis is a Biochemistry graduate from P. Universidad Católica of Chile and obtained his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Rockefeller University, both in New York. Dr. Kalergis was awarded the Gold Medal by the World Intelectual Property Organization and the National Innovation Award in Chile. He was incorporated to the Chilean Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kalergis works at generating and teaching new knowledge on Immunology and Microbiology, and tries to translate basic scientific knowledge into new technologies aimed to improve human health. He also serves an elected member of the Council of Scientific Advisor of the ICGEB in Trieste, Italy and the Educational Committee of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies.