Alexander Williams graduated with his B.S. in Bioengineering, cum laude from UC San Diego in June 2014. He continued at UC San Diego as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Bioengineering under the advisement of Associate Professor Pedro Cabrales. His research focuses on decreasing the dependence on blood transfusions, primarily by developing and identifying safe and efficacious hemoglobin (Hb)-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs). His research is truly innovative and concentrated on a critical, unmet need. Alex is an excellent leader who mentors undergraduate researchers and participates in the STARS (Summer Training Academy for Research Success) program. He also volunteers with K-12 STEM outreach efforts such as the ENLACE program, a bi-national summer research program that aims to foster high-school students’ interests in research and promote cross-border friendships between Tijuana and San Diego. He is also involved with the UC San Diego Bioengineering Graduate Society which conducts outreach at science and engineering festivals to spread awareness of and inspire involvement in bioengineering, at the campus, county and national level.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2019