Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is the Priscilla Neaves Chair in Biomedical Sciences at Stowers Institute for Medical Research and serves as its Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer. His laboratory investigates the genetic and cellular control of regeneration and tissue maintenance, identifying dozens of genes and genetic programs involved in these processes. Additionally, his research has revealed insights into the molecular and genetic drivers of both regenerative and degenerative cellular processes that contribute to disease. Sánchez Alvarado’s work has the potential to improve understanding of how higher organisms, including humans, carry out their biological functions.
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 a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.