Alexander Lachapelle
DPhil Student
College: Balliol
Location: Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Alexander is a Canadian medical doctor exploring new applications of machine learning applied to improving our understanding of the genomics of infectious disease, where he studies as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his Medical Doctorate & Master of Surgery (M.D., C.M.) at McGill University, Canada.

Alexander spent a year away from his studies to work in an artificial intelligence start-up in New York City, focusing on strategy, research, and product management for novel deep learning models applied to diagnostic imaging. He has an interest in health policy, having sat on the executive board of the World Federation for Medical Education, and represented medical and student organizations at the World Health Organization and UNESCO. Alexander is a member of Balliol College.

Alexander’s research interests lie in combining clinical care, data science, machine learning and entrepreneurship to advance healthcare.

Alexander’s work focusses on on machine learning methods to predict tuberculosis drug response from its genome.