Alexandra Houser

GRU Events Officer

Alex received her B.S. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. While there she studied the autoregulation of the motor protein Kinesin under the mentorship of Dr. William Saxton. Following her undergraduate work, Alex spent two years working in Dr. David Bilder’s lab at the University of California Berkeley, conducting research focused on the glycosylation of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor in a Drosophila melanogaster tumor model. Alex started in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU in September 2018, joined the Baconguis Lab in September 2019, and is now focusing on the structure and function of ENaC in the nervous system for her doctoral thesis.

As Events Officer, Alex's goal is to ensure that during GRU meetings everyone feels they have a voice and can comfortably express their wants and needs. In addition to facilitating a sense of community, Alex hopes to increase the attendance at meetings so that our union can act as a better representation of our entire student body.