2017 Landis Awardee - Dr. Klaus Ley


Klaus Ley's impact on research is exemplary and highlighted by his contributions to advancing our understanding of the basic biology of immune cells and the interaction of inflammatory cells with the microcirculation continue to lead the field.

Klaus, now at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, initiated his career as an MD basic scientist working on permeability and exchange vessels and has maintained this theme throughout his scientific career. His top contributions are laudatory and report novel concepts about the way neutrophils move along microvessels, immune cell activation in vascular disease, developmental aspects of inflammatory cells, and novel mechanisms underlying inflammatory cell adhesion and diapedesis.

In addition to his many leadership roles in many professional societies, Klaus has received numerous awards for his achievements including awards from the Baylor College of Medicine, Society for Leukocyte Biology; European Society for Microcirculation; Council for Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology of the American Heart Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin (DGAI); and Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada. Klaus has published over 240 peer papers along with over 130 reviews, chapters and comments.