Lara Leijser

Dr. Lara Leijser, MD, PhD, MSc

Positions

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Full Member

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Brain and Mental Health Research Clinics Initiative

Full Member

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Background

Educational Background

Neonatologist University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands,

Pediatrician Leiden University, The Netherlands,

PhD Medicine - Neonatology, Leiden University, The Netherlands,

MD Medicine, Leiden University, The Netherlands,

MSc Biomedical Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands,

BSc Biomedical Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands,

Research

Areas of Research

Brain Injury and Development, Preterm birth, Neuro-imaging, Neurodevelopment

My research focuses on advancing the understanding of brain injury and development and related long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in vulnerable preterm infants, through multi-modality neuro-monitoring, brain imaging and the identification of early clinical and biochemical prediction markers. My work informs innovative clinical and therapeutic neuroprotective strategies to improve brain health and functioning of preterm infants across the lifespan.

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Publications