Alex Eskandarian, PhD

Assistant Researcher

Alex (he/him/his) was born in Marin and grew up outside Washington, DC. He conducted his doctoral work in the lab of Pascale Cossart, at the Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France working on discovering and characterizing global mechanisms of transcriptional control of host cells infected with Listeria monocytogenes. He then moved to John McKinney’s and Georg Fantner’s lab at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, where he worked at the intersection of engineering, biophysics and microbiology. His post-doctoral work focused on describing fundamental biophysical principles of mycobacteria. He joins Babak Javid’s lab as the first member to arrive and will work to expand Babak’s research objectives.

When not in the lab, Alex enjoys gastronomy, hiking and skiing. He also loves music and diverse cultures.