Alex David Waldman BSMD/PhD Student, National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, Neurodegeneration and Inflammation Research Group, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; Molecular Development of the Immune System Section, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Emory Medical Scientist Training Program, Atlanta, Georgia
Alex David Waldman is an MD/PhD student at Emory University School of Medicine and a National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholar. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2016 where he earned comprehensive honors degrees in both Neurobiology and Spanish, while simultaneously earning certificates in Global Health, European Studies, and Stem Cell Sciences.
His graduate work is co-mentored by Dr. Michael Lenardo (NIH/NIAID) and Dr. Gabriele De Luca (Oxford/NDCN). Over the course of his graduate research career, Alex has used a neuropathological lens to uncover novel determinants of spinal cord pathology in multiple sclerosis.
Outside the research laboratory and clinic, he has served as a national leader for the American Physician Scientists Association and will soon begin his term as president. In various roles, he has focused on cultivating and expanding strategic partnerships to ultimately better serve current and future physician-scientist trainees.
As a future physician-scientist, Alex hopes to continue conducting interdisciplinary collaborative research that can ultimately lead to breakthroughs that effect change clinically.