Gladys Alexandre, professor, was appointed head of the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology. She has been at UT since 2005.
Alexandre received her PhD in microbial ecology from the Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, in 1998. In her research lab, she focuses on characterizing at the molecular level the strategies used by bacteria to adapt to changes in the environment.
“My vision for BCMB is to continue developing as a research and teaching hub focused on unraveling structure, function, organization, and behavior of molecular and supramolecular assemblies of cells and on describing these systems at levels of resolution and complexity suitable for quantitative understanding and predictive modeling. This environment should continue supporting the rigorous training of undergraduate and graduate students ready for a variety of careers in medicine, research, industry, and academia.”