Margaret (Maggie) Alexander

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor Medical Microbiology and Immunology


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3435 Microbial Sciences Building

Maggie attended Carleton College for her undergraduate degree in Biology before transitioning to the University of Utah for her PhD in the lab of Dr. Ryan O’Connell studying immune cell communication. Her postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco, with Dr. Peter Turnbaugh, focused on understanding how autoimmune-related microbiota members influence immune responses in autoimmunity. Dr. Alexander’s current research is focused on understanding the mechanistic interactions between diet, the microbiota, and immune responses and the functional consequences of these interactions for autoimmunity. For her research, she has been awarded T32, F32, and K99/R00 fellowships. Dr. Alexander is starting her tenure track assistant professor position at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology starting in January 2024. Beyond the lab, Maggie enjoys swimming, water polo, composing haikus, and amateur pottery.