Alexia Childress

BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
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Alexia is an undergraduate pre-medical student at Arizona State University studying medical microbiology and Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Barrett, the Honors College. She is a New American University Scholar, a SOLUR Scholar, a EuroScholar, a Sun Devils at Work Scholar, and an ISA Study Abroad Planning Scholar. Alexia graduated in the top 5% of her high school graduating class in only three years.

Alexia is a researcher at the ASU Biodesign Institute and presented her research defining the antimicrobial activity of select synthetic peptides at the BioSci Southwest Symposium. Alexia also studied abroad at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and worked in the Laboratory of Gynecological Tumor and Development Biology. She co-authored a chapter in an upcoming book on tumor suppressor Par-4 and supported the development of a novel gene therapy targeting ovarian cancer. Additionally, Alexia interned with the ASU Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab and Humabiologics, Inc. to perform market research on collagen products for regenerative medicine.

Outside of the lab, Alexia enjoys serving her community. She worked as the Community Service Event Planner for her honors college and volunteers for Cardon Childrens and Banner Desert Medical Centers. She is also a volunteer for the COVID-19 Student Service Corps with the University of Arizona College of Medicine where she creates virtual STEAM activities for K-8 students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Alexia is the Co-President of the National Pre-Health Conference, a free and virtual event for individuals of any background interested in a career in healthcare. She is honored to be a leader for such an innovative event and is looking forward to supporting the future careers of pre-health individuals around the world.