Alex received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 2015 before completing her clinical pathology residency in 2018 and attaining board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

After residency, Alex went on to complete her PhD training in 2021. Her PhD work focused on the microbiome and genome of cats with dermatophytosis and led to identification of a genetic locus associated with severe ringworm in Persian cats. She also applied a PCR test to identify fungi directly from stained cytology slides.

During her PhD training, Alex also worked as a contract pathologist evaluating digital cytology slides and blood films.

Now that her PhD training is complete, Alex is excited to dedicate herself full-time to diagnostic clinical pathology. She has a particular interest in infectious diseases, especially fungal.