University of California, San Diego
Ludmil Alexandrov is an Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Vc-health Sciences-schools. Trained in computational biology at the University of Cambridge and postdoctoral studies in theoretical biology at Los Alamos National Lab, Ludmil is a passionate early-career scientist. His groundbreaking research primarily centers on understanding the mutational processes of human cancer through mutational signatures. In 2013, he pioneered the first comprehensive map of these mutational processes, gaining widespread recognition, including acknowledgment by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Ludmil’s later work involved pinpointing mutational signatures tied to tobacco smoking and revealing the potential for targeted cancer therapy. With a portfolio boasting over 100 scientific publications and numerous prestigious awards such as the 2020 NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award, Ludmil’s interdisciplinary expertise is a testament to his dedication. He holds a strong computational foundation, furthered by his background in computer science from Neumont University.