Rebecca Wagner Alexander
Professor of Chemistry and F. M. Kirby Faculty Fellow
Director of Academic Planning for Wake Downtown
455 Vine Street, Bldg 60 South, Rm 1601
Rebecca Alexander earned her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at University of Pennsylvania and joined Wake Forest in August 2000 after postdoctoral research at MIT and The Scripps Research Institute. She teaches biochemistry to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research, funded by the National Science Foundation, uses experimental and computational tools to study protein-RNA interactions in protein biosynthesis and viral infection. She has previously served as co-director of the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center (URECA) and is also co-director of the Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling, a multidisciplinary research center supported by the Provost’s Office. She is currently leading the Wake Downtown initiative, which has introduced new undergraduate programs in downtown Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter.