Alex graduated in 2011 from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His undergraduate research paper introduced him to the subject of systems science when he looked at the controlling mechanisms of transcriptional noise. Pursuing this newfound interest, he began an M.Sc. in Systems Science at the University of Ottawa. He is now working on a project associated with the C-Change ICURA program under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Lane.