Alex Bautista

Staff Research Associate
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Alex works as a Staff Research Associate for the histology core in the Grinberg Lab. He graduated from Stanford University in 2015 with a bachelor of science degree in biology (neuroscience) and a bachelor of arts degree in English (creative writing). While at Stanford, Alex conducted over two years of research under their Department of Neurosurgery chair, Dr. Gary Steinberg. His research focused on studying the effects of optogenetic neuronal stimulation of the contralesional cerebellar dentate nucleus in order to enhance neuronal plasticity and promote functional recovery after stroke. After graduating, Alex moved to Berlin, Germany to conduct research at Charité Universitätsmedizin under their Department of Neuropsychiatry chair, Dr. Josef Priller. His work at Charité concentrated on uncovering the characteristic functions of microglia and pericytes in regards to Alzheimer’s disease. Alex joined the Grinberg lab in Spring 2017, where he currently studies the early neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease using histological, immunohistochemistry, and unbiased stereology techniques. Alex plans to pursue a PhD in the neurosciences in future endeavors. Beyond neuroscience, Alex has a deep passion for electronic music, guitar, and fiction writing.