Michele Dalencour Alexandre earned her doctorate degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on the role of tight junction proteins in the paracellular transport of kidney epithelial cells. She conducted two postdoctoral research studies in molecular biology, first at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, then at the Biomedical & Biotechnology Research Institute at North Carolina Central University. Prior to joining the NCSSM community, she worked as a biology instructor with the North Carolina Community College System. Outside of teaching anatomy and physiology, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and two daughters.