Class of 2016
Education: BS in Biology at CSULB, MS in Biology at Cal Poly
Alex is split between two labs at UCSD, the first being the neuromuscular bioengineering lab of Dr. Sameer B. Shah (PI) under the department of orthopedic surgery and the second being the regenerative medicine lab of Dr. Larry Goldstein where she is supervised by Dr. Angels Almenar-Queralt (PI). Her project aims to measure the effects of mechanical stress on cultured neurons as a means to gain insight into the relationship between traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's Disease. She is assisting both Dr. Shah and Dr. Almenar-Queralt as an intern by producing both the previously designed devices and cells necessary to perform the mechanical stress experiments, performing said experiments, and running various analysis to discern the effects.
After graduating, Alex obtained a position as a Research Associate in the in vitro group at Crown Bioscience, focusing on oncology.