Stowers Institute’s Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD Joins the Linda Hall Library Board of Trustees

The Linda Hall Library is pleased to welcome to its Board of Trustees, Dr. Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado to the Linda Hall Library Board of Trustees,” said Linda Hall President Lisa Browar. “His groundbreaking work in developmental genetics, cell biology, and regeneration has made him one of his generation’s most accomplished research scientists. He has been a valued friend to the Linda Hall Library and we could not be happier that he has agreed to serve as trustee.”

During his professional career, Dr. Sánchez Alvarado has held the positions of Staff Associate in the Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and is presently Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a faculty member at the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Dr. Sánchez Alvarado joins a board of ten trustees chaired by Marilyn Bartlett Hebenstreit. His experience will add to the wealth of expertise brought by the trustees to their roles including science, education, finance, philanthropy, marketing and communications, engineering, and construction.

“The value the Linda Hall Library has for those of us who cherish and cultivate scientific knowledge is immeasurable. I feel particularly fortunate to be able to contribute as best I can to advancing its mission to preserve and make this knowledge as broadly and as readily accessible to all in our immediate community and the world,” Dr. Sánchez Alvarado says of his new position.

After high school, Dr. Sánchez Alvarado moved from his native Venezuela to the United States where he studied molecular biology and chemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee before earning his PhD in pharmacology and cell biophysics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Sánchez Alvarado enjoys spending his downtime with his wife, developmental biologist Tatjana Piotrowski, PhD, and their two children.

The Linda Hall Library is one of the world’s leading independent science research libraries. Through our collections, programming, educational resources, scholarly research programs, and strategic partnerships, we bring science to life in new and relevant ways that help others better understand the world in which they live.