Eleni Vergadi, MD, PhD
Paediatric Research Laboratory
Tel: +30-2810-394665 (lab)
Sepsis is the host’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that affects all populations and age groups. In the neonatal period, sepsis leads to higher mortality and serious neurobehavioral disabilities. Newborns and young infants have well described deficits in innate and adaptive immunity that place them at risk for serious bacterial infections.
Our main research interests are the understanding of the innate immune responses of neonates and young infants to bacterial infections and the identification of the immune pathways that cause susceptibility of neonatal hosts to sepsis.
More specifically, we are interested in: