2nd year graduate student, Biological Engineering, Voigt Lab
Alex began his PhD in the Biological Engineering Department in 2015 and does research in the lab of Chris Voigt. In the Voigt Lab, Alex is using synthetic biology to interrogate the relationship between the immune system and the microbiome and is interested in how this relationship can be used to cure human disease. Previously, he received his B.S. in Molecular Biology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY, his hometown. At RIT, he spent time informally teaching and mentoring his peers, where he identified a passion for the mentoring process and enabling others to communicate ideas in their simplest form. (Why work harder when you can work smarter?) Outside of science, Alex enjoys playing soccer, long days on the golf course, and any other excuse to get outside.