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 VCU Health, and she is part of the CDC’s Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence Network. She is also an active member in the field of Clinical Microbiology severing on the Clinical and Laboratory Standards (CLSI) Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Committee, and as a member of the American Society for Microbiology’s Professional Development Committee.
Dr. Bryson's CV (pdf)