Alex attended Dalton from nursery school (which no longer exists) through High School. He speaks of the freedom and encouragement he experienced from the youngest age to ask questions, have time to think deeply and explore and contribute new knowledge with experts who taught you how to think on your own. "This was a real privilege for a young child to have. The answers weren't always given, but the facts were there to be interrogated and discovered. We were taught how deeply we could push ourselves to this end." In Alex's current career as a scientist, he continues searching for what is unknown. His laboratory studies immune system cells and ways to treat a range of human diseases. In thinking of The Dalton Song, Alex speaks of the encouragement he received at Dalton, to "go forth unafraid" to be entrusted to play a role in exploring the world and the need to use this knowledge for human good. "I learned these lessons at Dalton, and they come back to me at unexpected moments in my life." Alex graduated from Dalton and Harvard University, receiving an AB, MD, PhD, and a PhD in Biology from MIT.