Berkeley Lab

Alexandra Courtis , Past Chair, 2017

Alexandra Courtis is a PhD candidate in Biophysics at UC Berkeley. As a student of Paul Alivisatos, she develops precision nanocrystals and extends these systems to study information conversion in complex networks. Prior to starting graduate school, Alexandra developed MayaFluors, a class of organic fluorophores for biomedical imaging, at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her current interests surrounding design innovation are supported by the Invention Lab Fellowship at the UC Berkeley Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).