Laura Crotty Alexander

Dr. Laura E. Crotty Alexander is a Pulmonary Critical Care physician at the University of California, San Diego, and VA San Diego Healthcare System. As a biomedical basic science researcher, she studies host-pathogen interactions at molecular, cellular, organ, and organism levels and recently defined pro-virulent effects of inhalants such as cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor on Staphylococcal virulence. Dr. Crotty Alexander’s clinical interests include bacterial pneumonia and sepsis, e-cigarette effects on innate immunity, and moderate-to-severe asthma.

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