Alexander received his B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and his Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on biotechnology and stem cells from the University of California Irvine. He previously worked at CHOC from 2007 to 2011, and returned in 2012. He has also worked for the College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, UC Irvine, as well as Allergan, Inc. He performs a wide array of services for the Schwartz lab, ranging from animal and molecular work to developing new cell culture methods and protocols.