Alexander de Porto, PhD
Alexander graduated cum laude from medical school at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2012. As a medical student, Alexander gained experience with clinical and laboratory studies examining splenic function under the supervision of Dr. A.J. Lammers, Prof. J.B.L. Hoekstra, and Prof. T. van der Poll. After graduating medical school, he received a scholarship from the Amsterdam UMC to obtain his PhD. Alexander studied the role of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase in host defense against bacterial pathogens under the supervision of Dr. A.F. de Vos and Prof T. van der Poll. After completing his doctoral studies in 2019, Alexander started residency in internal medicine at Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands. In July 2022, Alexander joined the Pamer lab after receiving a Niels Stensen Fellowship. While in the Pamer Lab, Alexander’s research will focus on the relation between the microbiota composition and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients using data analysis. He will use his laboratory skills to study his findings in a translation matter.