Alex Waldman

Neurobiology and Spanish
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

Alex is a graduating senior at the University of Wisconsin - Madison who is majoring in Neurobiology and Spanish, and is obtaining certificates in Global Health, European Studies, and Stem Cell Sciences.  Hw works in Dr. Peter Ferrazzano's laboratory, where he investigates the contribution of neuroinflammation to the pathology of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the developing brain and the potential benefits of minocycline as a viable therapeutic option.  He also works in Dr. Qiang Chang's laboratory where he utilizes CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genomic editing in order to model the pathophysiology of Rett Syndrome in mouse and human embryonic stem cells.  upon graduation, he will pursue an MD/PhD in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a physician scientist.  Outside of schoolwork, he loves playing basketball and tennis, as well as coordinating science outreach events as part of the Biocore Outreach Ambassadors student organization.



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