Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery
Professor, School of Molecular Sciences
Dr. Alexandra Ros is a professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and a professor of the Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD) at the Biodesign Institute. She received her Diploma in Chemistry from the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, and her PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since her PhD, Dr. Ros was interested in microfluidic platforms and their analytical applications. Dr. Ros joined the Biophysics and Nanoscience Group at Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2000 where she followed her interests in microfluidics and biophysics during her post doctoral training. Since 2001, she served as principle investigator at Bielefeld University, Germany, on several projects investigating migration mechanisms and single cell analysis in the microfluidic format. In 2007, she finished her Habilitation and received the Venia Legendi in Experimental Physics from Bielefeld University. Dr. Ros joined Arizona State University in 2008 as Assistant Professor where she was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. In the same year she was appointed faculty member of the Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD) at the Biodesign Institute. In 2015-16, Dr. Ros was appointed visiting scientist at the Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany. She received a NSF Career Award in 2012 as well as a Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, Germany, in 2015. Dr. Ros’ current research interests include migration mechanisms in the mirco- and nanoenvironment, single cell analysis, surface design and developing microfluidic tools for crystallography.