Assistant Professor of Biology
With a background in Animal Science and Nutrition, Dr. Alexander teaches Anatomy and Physiology at North Park’s School of Arts and Sciences. She enjoys connecting with the undergraduate student body, creating an atmosphere of open thought and communication, much of which characterizes her years as an undergraduate at Tuskegee University. Passionate about getting students excited about science and encouraging participation through classroom discussions, Dr. Alexander likes to see her students grow intellectually and socially into independent thinkers and self-advocates. She wishes for her students to become not only better scientists, but better people, equipped to go out into the world to use the skills gained in the classroom to make valuable contributions to society. “Science shouldn’t be intimidating,” says Dr. Alexander, “and in my interactive classroom and laboratory, students have the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals”.
- Mudd AT, Alexander LS, Berding K, Waworuntu RV, Berg BM, Donovan SM and Dilger RN. Dietary prebiotics, milk fat globule membrane and lactoferrin affects structural neurodevelopment in the young piglet. Front. Pediatr.2016. 4:4.
- Rochell SJ, Alexander LS,Van Alstine WG, Boyd RD, Pettigrew JE, Dilger RN. Effects of dietary soybean meal concentration on growth performance and immune response of pigs infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. J Anim. Sci. 2015 Jun;93(6):2987-97.
- Alexander LS, Seabolt BS, Rhoads RP, Stahl CH. Neonatal phosphate nutrition alters in vivo and in vitro satellite cell activity in pigs. Nutrients. 2012 May; 4(6):436-48.
- Mahajan A, Alexander LS, Seabolt BS, Catrambone DE, McClung JP, Odle J, Pfeiler TW, Loboa EG, Stahl CH. Dietary calcium restriction affects mesenchymal stem cell activity and bone development in neonatal pigs. J Nutr. 2011 Mar; 141(3):373-9
- Alexander LS, Mahajan A, Odle J, Flann KL, Rhoads RP, Stahl CH. Dietary phosphate restriction decreases stem cell proliferation and subsequent growth potential in neonatal pigs. J Nutr. 2010 Mar;140(3):477-82.
- Alexander LS, Qu A, Cutler SA, Mahajan A, Rothschild MF, Cai W, Dekkers JC, Stahl CH. A calcitonin receptor (CALCR) single nucleotide polymorphism is associated with growth performance and bone integrity in response to dietary phosphorus deficiency. J Anim Sci. 2010 Mar;88(3):1009-16.
- Alexander LS, Qu A, Cutler SA, Mahajan A, Lonergan SM, Rothschild MF, Weber TE, Kerr BJ, Stahl CH. Response to dietary phosphorus deficiency is affected by genetic background in growing pigs. J Anim Sci. 2008 Oct;86(10):2585-95.