Alexander Davies, D.V.M, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Division of Oncological Sciences, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Dr. Alexander Davies graduated with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a D.V.M., with an interest in comparative oncology, from the University of California, Davis. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer biology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before joining The Ohio State University as faculty in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. While at OSU he was a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and faculty in the Cancer Biology and Cancer Engineering programs. Currently, Dr. Davies is an Assistant Professor at the Knight Cancer Institute within the Division of Oncological Sciences and Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR) where his work focuses on dynamic tumor-microenvironment signaling cross-talk, signal integration, and the development of 3D organotypic and tissue models to study these interactions using live-cell microscopy techniques.

Education and training

    • D.V.M., 2014, School of Veterinary Medicine / Univeristy of California, Davis
    • Ph.D., 2010, University of California, Davis
  • Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Biology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2019.
    • Clinical Fellow, CIRM-UC Berkeley and Children's Hospital of Oakland Human Stem Cell Training Program, 2015.

Memberships and associations:

  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member, Children's Oncology Group

Areas of interest

  • tumor microenvironment, cell signaling dynamics, systems biology

Honors and awards

  • Pfizer & Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Fellowship, 2010
  • UC Davis Veterinary Education Training for Scientists (VETS) Fellowship, 2010
  • Shandy Scholarship, Radiation Oncology Research Award, 2014
  • Edwards, Florence Hutt, and Benjamin Frank Cancer Research Award, 2013
  • Maxie Hyspire Machrie Cancer Research Scholarship Award, 2013
  • Francis Park Pillsbury Memorial Scholarship Award, 2011


Selected publications

  • Live-Cell Sender-Receiver Co-cultures for Quantitative Measurement of Paracrine Signaling Dynamics, Gene Expression, and Drug Response
  • Methods in Molecular Biology 2023
  • Michael Pargett, Abhineet R. Ram, Vaibhav Murthy, Alexander E. Davies
  • Featurizing Koopman Mode Decomposition
  • arXiv 2023
  • David Aristoff, Jeremy Cooperman, Nathan Mankovich, Alexander Davies


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