Cynthia (Cam) Alexander, PhD

Associate Director, Medical Communications, Medical Affairs at MEI Pharma, Inc.

Cynthia received her B.S. in Bioengineering at UCSD before joining the Segura lab at UCLA in 2010. Her PhD thesis was focused on the design and characterization of gene-activated porous hyaluronic acid hydrogels for cutaneous wound healing. We know advice from alumni is invaluable, and Cynthia tells us: “Soft skills will get you a lot further in your career than technical competence. Be able to define emotional intelligence!”

(But we also love hearing a good story about Professor Segura…and according to Cynthia, Tatiana showed up to lab in a blonde wig on Halloween one year thinking she could pull it off as the real deal 😂)