Graduate Program

Alex Larkin, B.S.

Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Martin

  • Biography

I am an MD/PhD here at Stony Brook University. I am originally from California where I attended University of California, Santa Cruz and received my B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. At UCSC I did research in Dr. Bin Chen’s lab on the development of the neocortex. After graduation I worked at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center doing neuro autopsies. To pursue other research interests I began work at Stanford in the lab of Dr. Calvin Kuo on the development and regulation of intestinal stem cells. Here at Stony Brook I am in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Martin investigating cancer metastasis and the involvement of the immune system.

Outside of the lab I enjoy playing with my dog, going on hikes, and reading.