Alejandro (Alex) Rodriguez Gama

Predoctoral Researcher, GSSIMR

441 Lab (03-4-441)
Lab Phone: 816-926-4455
Scientific interests:  I grew up in southern Mexico. After completing my undergraduate studies in Mexico City at the National University of Mexico, I joined the Halfmann Lab to address the functional role of protein self-assemblies in the innate immune system. I Have great interest in the mechanism that regulate the activation and resolution of inflammation in the innate immune cells. I want to integrate previous training in biochemistry and physiology with the aspects of nucleation barriers to understand innate immune signaling.    

Outside of lab:  I enjoy cooking and try new recipes. Ask me if you want to try Mexican dishes. Recently, I am playing guitar again, I enjoy learning Cuban Trova and Mexican boleros. I follow soccer (Mexican and Europe leagues) and football. I like biking and enjoy this way to explore places.

Ask me about: Cell culture techniques. Biochemistry techniques. Immunology. Protein Structures. CRISPR-Cas9 Editing. Mexican culture.