Alex Miranda

Alex Miranda

Developmental Biology
Inducted in 2019

M. Alex Miranda is a Ph.D. candidate in developmental biology with a concentration in diabetes research and genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on identification of therapeutic targets to restore beta cell function and insulin production in diabetes. Alex has produced two first author publications on his work, and has been awarded two NIH T32 training grants. He was also awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship honorable mention for his scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Trinity University, where he was a recipient of the President’s Scholarship. In conjunction with his diabetes research, Alex is passionate about serving as a mentor and role model for communities underrepresented in science.  Alex is an associate scholar in the Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD), a network of scientists from underrepresented communities, and has mentored aspiring researchers through the Young Scientist Program. Alex has also been a mentor in the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s program for over two years. Ultimately, Alex hopes to lead his own lab focused on developing therapies for diabetes that incorporates his passion for community outreach.