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Portrait Session With Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is a medical researcher at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City. We spoke with him about his start in biology, learning English through public radio, and his current research regenerating dead cells. This hour-long interview marks the latest installment of our Portrait Sessions.   

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