Alex Mendenhall

Associate Professor

University of Washington

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Cancer Biology

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Basic biology of gene expression and epigenetics as they relate to quantitative traits and incomplete penetrance

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Magnuson Health Sciences Center Room: E072 Box: 357470 Phone: 206-897-6532

Research Summary

We try to understand why genetically identical animals do different things. Human monozygotic twins live for different amounts of time and succumb to different chronic diseases like cancer. Why will some animals live longer than others, even though they are genetically identical? Why will animals and people with the same risk allele succumb to or escape disease? We primarily utilize C. elegans and some cell culture to answer our questions.

DEI Statement

We provide an environment which fosters and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. We partnered with the STEMPREP program headed by Dr. Moses Williams for training underrepresented minority high school students in biomedical research science. We continue to work with individual trainees to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the research environment.

Training Summary

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Department DEI Training

NSF Science Education Training Certificate

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PubMed Collection Link

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Summer

Lab Information

Location: UW Magnuson Health Sciences Center
Building: D and E wing of Magnuson Health Sciences Center
Room: E071, E504, D514
Box: 357470
Phone: 206-897-6532