Alexandra Bryson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology; Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology
Dr. Alexandra Bryson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Biochemistry at Texas A&M University in 2010, and was awarded a competitive research fellowship at Oxford University in 2010. She then earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 studying CRISPR the human gut microbiome. In 2018, she completed a Clinical Microbiology CPEP Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bryson’s background and training in microbiome and metagenomics analyses will help expand pathogen surveillance and detection methods at VCUHS. She has a strong passion for global health and loves teaching and working with residents, fellows, medical students and laboratory staff. She looks forward to the inherent daily challenges of running a clinical microbiology laboratory and working with the team members of VCUHS to provide excellent patient care.