Carlos Leon

Dr. Carlos Leon joined FDU as an Adjunct Professor in January 2012. Carlos studied Biology (BSc) and Biochemistry (MSc) in Lima, Peru, before travelling to Canada to study Microbiology and Immunology at UBC (PhD 2004). During his doctoral research, he investigated novel communication mechanisms in human immune cells. After graduation, he worked as a post doctoral fellow and research associate at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. As part of his post graduate work, he analyzed cellular cholesterol transport and the role of cholesterol in prostate cancer recurrence. He also contributed to the development of novel antifungal drugs.

He has published twenty peer-reviewed scientific publications and has served as a reviewer and member of editorial board of several scientific journals. He has co-authored several research grants funded by the government of Canada. He also enjoyed mentoring numerous undergraduate and graduate students.

His teaching experience brought him to FDU where he teaches an undergraduate environmental science course and laboratory (BIOL 1105). Carlos is currently teaching two courses of the Master in Administrative Sciences Program at FDU: Ethics and Public Values (MADS 6604) and Law, Ethics and Health Services (MADS 6644). Outside work he enjoys attending church gatherings as well as playing soccer and badminton. He is a volunteer at his daughter’s synchronized swimming club events.

To contact Carlos, you can email him at or call him at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002. Carlos speaks Spanish and English, and can understand and sing in French.


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