Alexis Yates

PhD Student
Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Alexis Yates is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program and is co-advised by Dr. Ethan Lippmann (VU, ChBE) and Dr. Angela Jefferson (Director, VMAC). Alexis grew up in Sacramento, CA and earned her bachelor of science in biochemistry at Biola University before moving to Nashville in 2019 to join the IMS program. She is interested in brain endothelial cell mechanobiology and the influence of age-associated hemodynamic changes on the development of neurovascular disease, particularly vascular dementias.