Alex is part of the Strategy team at Octant, with a background in neuroscience and molecular biology. She is passionate about using advancements in experimental tools and knowledge to help identify novel therapeutic strategies for patient populations with a high unmet need.Alex has a Ph.D. from John’s Hopkins, studying translation regulation in neurons, and later completed postdoctoral training in the Doudna lab, working between UC Berkeley and UCSF. Prior to joining Octant, she was Director of Asset Acquisition BridgeBio Pharma, focusing on sourcing, evaluating, and bringing in new therapeutic programs to the company pipeline. Outside of work, Alex spends most of her time hiking, traveling, reading, and trying to keep up with her overexcited dog.
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