Dr. Andrew Leidal, PhD

Dr. Andrew Leidal, PhD

Positions

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Full Member

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.210.3816
Lab: 403.210.6610

Location

Office: HRIC 4C62
Lab: HRIC 4C50-54

Leslie Cooper

Administrative Assistant

403.220.4341

cooperl@ucalgary.ca

Projects

Research theme

My background and interests are in the areas of autophagy, inflammation and chronic diseases. Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation process essential for homeostasis and adaptation to stress. Although traditionally viewed as a catabolic pathway, there is increasing evidence that autophagy also facilitates the secretion of molecules outside the cell, a process termed ‘secretory autophagy’. My research focuses on two broad goals: 1) delineate the role of the autophagy pathway in secretion and exocytosis; and 2) the contributions of these functions to inflammation and immunity.

PubMed

Awards

  • Calico / California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) Longevity Fellowship Award,
  • Cancer Research Society (CRS) Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists,
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship,
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research,