Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart
Peer Mentor since 2009



Alex Stewart is a third year Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry Department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conducting thesis research under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Lai, where the research focus is on antigen-antibody interaction, particularly viral recognition. His work aims toward understanding the requirements for generating specific interaction between viral antigens and antibodies with synthetically tailored complimentarity determining regions. In 2007, He received a B.S. in chemistry from City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY. During his college career, he received MARC and RISE fellowships, where he gained experience in research through the mentorship of the faculties. He also served as a FASEB MARC peer mentor at the 2009 ABRCMS conference. 

Mentor's Motivational Message


Contact Information

Affiliation:  Graduate Student
Institution/Address:  Department of Biochemistry
 Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Forcheimer 320
 Bronx, NY  10461
Phone:  718.430.8642
Fax:  N/A
Email:  astewart@aecom.yu.edu
FASEB Society Member:  N/A
Scientific Discipline:  Biochemistry
ABRCMS 2011 Mentor:  YES












Breaking the Ice - Alex's "Q&A"

 If your house is burning down, what would you take and why?

 My laptop. I have all of my apps and data I need for my thesis work in it.

 What's your favorite sport, and which team of that sport do you cheer for?

 Basketball.  Lakers!  

 If you could be a film character, who would you be?

 Peter Parker, a scientist with super power.

 If you can live anywhere for one year, all expenses paid, where would you live?

 Japan (authentic sushi, sashimi and ramen all day everyday.)

 Would you like to go the short way slow, or the long way fast if you got there in the same amount of time.

 Short way slow.

 If you had an extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?

 Play Xbox 360.

 Who was your favorite teacher and why?

 My high school chemistry teacher, because he made chemistry fun for me.

 If you could be any animal in the world for 24 hours, which animal would you be? Why?

 Cheetah, because cheetah is the fastest ground animal on the planet.

 Coffee or Tea?


 If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?

 To become a world-renowned scientific researcher in a prestigious academic institution.