Alex Hebert

Assistant Scientist

hailing from

Saratoga Springs, NY

Undergraduate

State University of New York – Albany

Research Experience

I started studying enzyme kinetics as an undergraduate researcher at Albany. Following graduation I moved to Philly to work for Merck in the vaccine development department. There I developed methods for all sorts of vaccines and got experience with separations and other analytical techniques. After four years I decided to go to UW for a Ph.D. in biochemistry. I joined the Coon lab as a graduate student and worked mostly on creating new proteomic methods. I graduated in 2013 and was fortunate enough to stay on as a scientist.

“When I was at Merck I ran into a number of people who had only great things to say about UW and Madison.”

Why University of Wisconsin and the Coon lab?

When I was at Merck I ran into a number of people who had only great things to say about UW and Madison. Of course it was also a top program in Biochemistry. I fell in love when I visited and had to come.  From my time in industry I really got into method development and always enjoyed working with instruments, so joining the Coon lab fit my natural trajectory.

Currently Working On

I started studying enzyme kinetics as an undergraduate researcher at Albany. Following graduation I moved to Philly to work for Merck in the vaccine development department. There I developed methods for all sorts of vaccines and got experience with separations and other analytical techniques. After four years I decided to go to UW for a Ph.D. in biochemistry. I joined the Coon lab as a graduate student and worked mostly on creating new proteomic methods. I graduated in 2013 and was fortunate enough to stay on as a scientist.

Earn your Ph.D. with us

The Coon Group is always on the lookout for new members.  Professor Coon accepts students from several UW-Madison doctoral programs including Chemistry, the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB), and Cellular & Molecular Pathology.