David Alexander has been a member of the faculty at the University of Portland since 1995. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Texas A&M University. After completing postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Texas at Austin and at Texas A&M, Dr. Alexander worked as a research microbiologist at Oregon Health Sciences University and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, where he helped design and evaluate new classes of antimicrobial agents. He is interested in the physiological ecology of bacteria, focusing particularly on symbiotic interactions of bacteria with other organisms. Dr. Alexander teaches Microbiology, and in 2005 was honored as Teacher of the Year by the University of Portland Air Force ROTC detachment. He has served as the Health Professions Advisor for 16 years, and during that time has mentored hundreds of students interested in careers in health care.
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