Skip to main content


Alex is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University for college.

After graduation, Alex worked as a research technician with Duke to identify clinically relevant and biologically informative genetic variation related to human disease predisposition and treatment response. From there, Alex worked with Quintiles in Durham to assist with process improvements for data quality and cost reduction and assisted in developing laboratory procedures to perform whole-genome sequencing. Relocating to California, Alex worked for a biotech startup company to develop a targeted tumor sequencing assay. Alex chose to pursue a Master of Public Health degree as a medical student given his continued desire to contribute to clinical research.

Alex enjoys fly fishing and sailing and is an aquarium hobbyist and automotive enthusiast.


Medical School: University of North Carolina
Graduate School: University of North Carolina
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University

Alex McKenzie