Joseph W Alvin

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Joe received a BS in Neuroscience in 2011 from St. Lawrence University in upstate (really upstate) New York. He completed a PhD in Chemical and Physical Biology from Vanderbilt University in 2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Borden Lacy. His thesis involved the structural study of bacterial toxins from Clostridia, with an emphasis on the glycosyltransferase domains and candidate inhibitors. Currently, he studies the biochemistry of metal toxicity in pathogens.