Stephen Alexander

Steve AlexanderProfessor Emeritus 
Division of Biological Sciences


B.S. Biology, 1971, University of Illinois–Urbana
Ph.D. Biology, 1976, Brandeis University
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1976-1980, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School (Laboratory of Jack Strominger).

Professional Experience

2011-Present Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
1993-Present Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
2006-2007 Morris Belkin Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
1987-1993 Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri
1990 Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
1983-1987 Assistant Member (Professor), Department of Molecular Biology, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
1985 Visiting Fellow, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
1980-1983 Research Associate, Department of Immunology, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic (Laboratory of Richard Lerner)
1971-1972 Laboratory Instructor, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1971 Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois (Laboratory of H. Edward Conrad)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012)
  • American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award, Career Development Award (1994 – 1999)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (1976-1978)
  • NIH Predoctoral Trainee (1971-1976)
  • High Honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences and High Distinction in Biology at Graduation, University of Illinois-Urbana (1971)
  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (1969-1970)

Professional Activities

2005-Present Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank, University of Iowa / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Board of Advisors
2008 NIH Pathways to Independence (K99) Study Section, Ad hoc Member
1994-1995 American Cancer Society Developmental Biology Study Section, Ad Hoc Member
1989-1991 CRC Year Book of Developmental Biology, Board of Advisors
1988-1992 NIH Cell Biology and Physiology Study Section, Permanent Member
1987, 1996 NIH Cell Biology and Physiology Study Section, Ad hoc Member