Alexander Rhyner, BS

Before joining the Wythe Lab, I attended LeTourneau University in Longview, TX from 2010 to 2014. I was a double major and earned two degrees: a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Biochemistry. I have also had a wide range of research experiences. I started in Dr. Andree Elliott's biodiesel lab at LETU where I learned microbial genetics and recombination. I also developed nano coated surfaces at LETU for use in thrombogenesis research. During the summer of 2013 I was part of the IBS-SRP at UW-Madision, where I worked on bioenergy plant research. For my senior design project, I worked on developing a autonomous aerial vehicle for use in remote horticulture settings.

I am primarily interested in medicinal research. Particularly I love the idea of using genetics to develop new and improved therapeutics, from gene therapy to personalized medicine. I also want to be able to use the advances that are discovered in the lab work in a clinical setting. To this effect, I have been steadily trying to gain experience in medicine and genetic research, which is why I am a research technician at BCM. I hope to one day go to medical school and continue training in genetic research.