Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado holds the Priscilla Neaves Chair in the Biomedical Sciences at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, where he also serves as its President and Chief Scientific Officer. His laboratory explores the genetic and cellular control of regeneration and tissue maintenance and has identified dozens of genes and genetic programs involved in these processes.
Sánchez Alvarado’s work has the potential to lead to a better understanding of how the adult forms of higher organisms, including humans, carry out their biological functions. His research also has led to insights on the molecular and genetic drivers of both regenerative and degenerative cellular processes that contribute to disease. Sánchez Alvarado is the recipient of numerous honors and awards and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.