Alex enjoys the sights and sounds of Nashville and the surrounding landscape. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University and subsequently learned the trade of x-ray crystallography in Ted Jardetzky's laboratory. He received his Ph.D. at UC-Santa Cruz, working in Seth Rubin's laboratory to better understand how phosphorylation signaling pathways regulate the activity of the retinoblastoma protein.
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