Alexandra Boussommier Calleja, PhD

Alexandra is a biomedical engineer, trained in engineering schools in Switzerland, UK and US.

Her PhD and Postdoc revolved around the study of ex vivo and in vitro models of different diseases, at the tissue and cellular level (e.g. organs on chips).

She has raised more than 300K for her own research, authored or co-authored more than 10 peer-reviewed publications and was awarded the CRI Irvington fellowship for her post-doc to study cancer-immune cell interactions using microfluidic tools. She then obtained a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Union to join  a microfluidic company in Paris and to kick-start her own company.