Alex Contreras

PhD Student

Alex Contreras is a post-baccalureate graduate student at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center. He graduated in 2021 from Ball State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. His undergraduate research was in the over-expression of mutant T7 RNA-polymerase for transcription of 2’OMe modified RNA. He also spent two years as a teaching assistant for an active learning format Organic Chemistry lecture. During his free time, Alex loves to play piano, chess, exercise, and play with his pet rats.