Alex Waldman, of Chicago, is studying at the University of Oxford in fall 2018, following two years of medical school at Emory University.
Alex graduated in biology (neurobiology option) and Spanish, with honors in both majors. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.
In 2015, he received a Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study “Age-Dependent Microglial Gene Expression Profiles in Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury” with Peter Ferrazzano, associate professor of pediatrics. Alex worked in SCRMC member Qiang Chang’s laboratory where he used CRISPR / Cas9 mediated genomic editing to model the pathophysiology of Rett Syndrome in mouse and human embryonic stem cells. He is pursuing an MD/PhD in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a physician scientist. He also coordinated science outreach events as part of the Biocore Outreach Ambassadors student organization.