Alexandra Sneider joined Flagship Pioneering as an associate in 2021 after completing the Fellows Program in 2020. At Flagship, Alexandra works with a team of entrepreneurial scientists to explore novel science, and originate and build innovative, first-in-class companies. As part of this role, she drives the establishment of the platform science and vision, research and development goals, corporate strategy, intellectual property, and team building.
Prior to joining Flagship full time, Alexandra completed her Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Her research in Dr. Denis Wirtz’s Lab focused on the intersection of exosomes, machine learning, cancer metastasis, and mechanobiology. Alexandra was invited to present her research at local and international meetings and is an author on multiple publications. She received several awards including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Siebel Scholarship. Outside of her academic pursuits, Alexandra co-founded and grew a professional development organization called Women of Whiting for women in STEM at Johns Hopkins.
Alexandra obtained a B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from Harvard University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.