PhD student (Comparative Biomedical Sciences)
Alex is from upstate New York and received her BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Minor in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester. She proceeded to get her MS in Behavioral Biology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, working with a variety of species from zebra finches, dogs to horses, and did subsequent research on epigenetics and neurodegeneration in non-human primates at UC Davis. She is now pursuing her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Science at NC State, with a co-mentorship with Dr. Rajendra Morey at Duke University. She hopes to look at the underlying neurogenetics of PTSD in humans while also comparing that to dogs. In her free time she loves fostering retriever mixes and playing and teaching tennis, as well as hiking and traveling.