Alexander Gordon is a Research Assistant for the Vaccine and Immunology Department within the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP).
He received his Bachelors of Science in General Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park. While earning his bachelors, he worked with Dr. Juanita Anders at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) researching the use of photobiomodulation to promote regeneration and improved functional recovery of injured peripheral nerves. He also worked with Dr. Kimberly Byrnes at USUHS, where he investigated Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its effects on cerebral glucose uptake in a lateral percussion model in rats.
He has joined the Streeck Lab to serve the mission of developing a vaccine for HIV by focusing on the immune system’s CD4 T cell responses to the virus.
In the future, Alexander plans to further his education and to earn a degree in the clinical medical field.