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Dr Alexander Boys

Postdoctoral Associate
Research Associate
Materials science and biomedical engineering

Alexander Boys is an HFSP Fellow and Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He is a materials scientist and biomedical engineer working at the intersection of tissue engineering and bioelectronics.

Academic interests

Alexander Boys’ academic interests include:

  • Tissue engineering
  • Implant development
  • Bioelectronic devices
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomechanics
  • Gastroenterology.

Degrees obtained

  • BS (High Honors), Lehigh University.
  • MS, Cornell University.
  • PhD, Cornell University.

Awards and prizes

  • John McMullen Fellowship, 2013.
  • Dow Scholarship, 2013.
  • Bradley Stoughton Student Award, 2013.
  • Morel Graduate Fellowship, 2016.
  • United States NSF EAPSI Fellowship, 2016.
  • United States NIH F31 Fellowship, 2017.
  • HFSP Cross-disciplinary Fellowship, 2020.

Biography

Alexander Boys is a materials scientist and biomedical engineer working at the intersection of tissue engineering and bioelectronics.

His research focuses on the development of bioelectronic, tissue engineered implant systems. He is particularly interested in developing devices for monitoring the effects of the gut microbiome on the brain. He splits his time between the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology’s BioElectronic Systems Technology Group, run by Róisín Owens, and the Department of Engineering’s Bioelectronics Laboratory, run by George Malliaras.

He is also interested in the development of outreach activities for introducing science and engineering to early-stage students.

Other interests

Hiking, running, tennis.

Department link

http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/

Publications, links and resources

A full list of publications by Alexander Boys can be found at the following link:

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