Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD - Kovler Diabetes Center

Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD

alegre, maria-luisaAssociate Professor, University of Chicago

Dr. Alegre is a basic immunology researcher who focuses on the mechanisms that induce or maintain tolerance in T cells, as well as on the environmental signals that can prevent or break this tolerance. She completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care prior to focusing completely on research. Dr. Alegre was a post-doctoral scholar in the laboratory of Craig Thompson when he directed the Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research. She has been principal investigator of her research laboratory at the University of Chicago, in the Section of Rheumatology since 1999.

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  • MD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • PhD, University of Chicago