Dr. Klaus Ley, M.D. is Professor and Head of the Division of Inflammation Biology at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. He trained at Julius-Maximilians-Univer¬sität in Würzburg, Germany and was a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Virginia from 1994 to 2007.
Klaus Ley studies chronic inflammatory diseases like atherosclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease with a focus on myeloid leukocytes (cells of the innate immune system). He has 30 years of experience in inflammation research and published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He received more than $ 30 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of the 2008 Bonazinga Award, the highest award of the Society for Leukocyte Biology and the 2010 Malpighi Award, the highest award of the European Society for Microcirculation.