Teresa Lagergård was born in Sosnowiec, Poland, in 1946 and graduated from Warsaw University, Poland, and Göteborg University, Sweden. In 1982, she received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Göteborg University with a thesis entitled "Antibodies to Haemophilus influenzae and their bactericidal activity." In 1985, she became a Senior Lecturer (docent) at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biomedicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Göteborg, Sweden, and in 1999, she was promoted to a Professor in vaccine research. During 1988-1989, she was a Postdoctoral at the NIH, NICHD Bethesda, Md, USA. During 1991-2000, Dr. Lagergård was a Laboratory Director at The Göteborg pertussis vaccine study, Göteborg University; NIH, NICHD; North American Vaccine Inc. Moreover, she worked as a Visiting Scholar at the NIH, NICHD from 2004 till 2010. She is also a Member of the following professional organizations: Swedish Medical Society, American Society for Microbiology, and The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg, (Kungliga Vetenskaps-och Vitterhets-Samhället i Göteborg-KVVS). Her scientific experience and research interests are focused on infection and immunity, bacterial pathogenesis, vaccine development, and vaccine evaluation.
Biography Updated on 16 October 2011