Alejandro Chavez

Alejandro Chavez


Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology


Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Our research group strives to push the boundaries of genetic engineering by developing new methods with which to modify and regulate eukaryotic genomes. We apply these tools ourselves or through collaboration to gain fundamental biological insights with a particular focus towards understanding neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Our work employs a variety of techniques ranging from oligo chip synthesis and library-based screening to iPS cell differentiation and live-cell imaging. We utilize a variety of model systems ranging from yeast to human cell culture to assure that the technologies we generate are applicable to a broad swath of the scientific community. Our team places a strong emphasis on mentoring, and values the opportunity to be able to train the next generation of budding scientists.