Alexander Linder, M.Sc.

Research Associate

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Alexander Linder is a research associate for the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. He graduated in 2018 from Loyola University Chicago with Interdisciplinary Honors and Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and a minor in Classical Literature and History. In 2019, Alexander graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Science in Biohazardous Threats and Emerging Infectious Diseases with a focus on biosafety, biosecurity, and areas of dual-use research of concern. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Security Studies with a concentration in international security from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with research interests in great power competition, intelligence, defense procurement, emerging technology, and national security policy and law.

While working at Georgetown, Alexander has contributed to projects funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP), Federal Bureau of Investigation Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, and the Department of State Biological Engagement Program (BEP), and Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF), working with international partners in the Middle East and North Africa, Indo-Pacific, and Sub-Saharan African to build health security capacity under the obligations of the International Health Regulations. Alexander has also facilitated with communication and coordination among the members of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium and acts as an advisor to the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program Fellowship in Biosafety and Biosecurity. His current research focuses on biosafety, biosecurity, and biodefense in support of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program. Elizabeth R. Griffin Program at Georgetown University.