Lexi Yates

PhD Student

Alexis Yates is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program, co-advised by Dr. Angela Jefferson and Dr. Ethan Lippmann (ChBE). Before attending Vanderbilt, Alexis earned her bachelor of science in biochemistry from Biola University. Her research is focused on engineering perfused cerebrovascular tissue models. She is primarily interested in understanding the relationship between age-related hemodynamic risk factors and neurovascular disfunction and neurodegeneration.