Thierry Calandra#

Membership Number:5509
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0003-3051-1285
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1981 - 1991 Resident, Research fellow, Chief resident, Division of Infectious Diseases, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 09.1991 - 08.1992 Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
  • 09.1992 - 09.1996 Senior Scientist, Assistant Professor, The Picower Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, USA
  • 10.1996 - 06.2006 Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 07.2006 - present Professor of Medicine, Head, Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 08.2012 - 12.2016 Chair, Department of Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Innate immunity
  • Cytokines (macrophage migration inhibitory factor)
  • Sepsis
  • Infections in critically ill patients
  • Infections immunocompromised hosts, including neutropenic cancer patients
  • Fungal infections in the intensive care unit

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, member of the Senate
  • 2017 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Excellence Award
  • 2013 Professor Jürg Tschopp Prize for Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne
  • 2012 Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, Honorary Life Member, in recognition of “Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Infectious Diseases”
  • 2002 Career Award, Fondation Leenaards
  • 2001 Professeur Dr. Max Cloëtta Prize
  • 1999 Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases, Hoechst-Marion Roussel Award
  • 1996 Swiss National Science Foundation, SCORE A Program Award
  • 1993 Thesis award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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