Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Pediatric Pathology;
Scientific Director of the Pediatric BioBank & Analytical Tissue Core, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Introduction

Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, PhD

Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, PhD

Dr. Lerch-Gaggl is involved in translational research efforts investigating the molecular aspects of pediatric vascular anomalies and childhood tumor formation. As the Scientific Director of the Pediatric Tissue Core she directs, coordinates, and manages the operations of the newly established biorepository, which provides the service of long-term storage as well as molecular analyses of biospecimens for basic and clinical researchers of the Medical College and its partners.

Research Interests
  • Biospecimen science
  • Pediatric vascular anomalies and cancers
  • Molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythm and metabolism
  • Molecular basics of ribosomal synthesis in regard to cancer formation
Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Division of Pediatric Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin (2009 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin (2006 – 2009)
  • Instructor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin (2005 – 2006)
  • Scientific Director, Pediatric BioBank & Analytical Tissue Core, Children’s Research Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin (2009 – present)
  • Director, Bryant Imaging Core, Medical College of Wisconsin (2005 – 2009)
  • Chair elect, Women’s Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin (2009 – present)
Educational Background
  • Mag. rer. nat. (Master of Life Sciences), Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria (1996)
  • Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria (2000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin (2000 – 2005)

Publications

Research

Contact Information

Office Address
Translational and Biomedical Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226