Alex Burr is a 2nd year PhD student in Dr. Biju Parekkadan's lab where she does research on cell and gene therapy. Alex received her bachelor's from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) outside of Boston, MA where she came to Rutgers for her PhD after graduating. Alex has done 2 internships in industry and has been involved in research, student government and the alumni society since she was a freshman in college. She is interested in going into industry to start her own business or work at a small start-up. Alex is a first-generation college student that has been lucky to have really awesome mentors along the way and loves the opportunity to help guide other students along their path.