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Alex is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Arizona – Lunar & Planetary Laboratory (LPL) (transferred from Southwest Research Institute) and works with Professor Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna on investigating the surface and interior of planetary bodies using data from planetary missions, such as GRAIL and LRO. Before working as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Andrews-Hanna, Alex was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), a research unit of Columbia University, where he worked with Director Sean Solomon on investigating interiors and surfaces of Mercury and the Moon on the MESSENGER, GRAIL, and LRO missions. Prior to joining LDEO, Alex was a postdoctoral research associate and graduate student in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working with Professor Maria T. Zuber on the GRAIL & LRO missions. In 2013, he completed his Ph.D. in Planetary Geophysics and Geodynamics at the MIT under the direction of Professor Maria T. Zuber. Alex’s thesis research covered investigations of Martian crustal evolution, lava-flooded craters on the Moon, and the influence of water in the early thermal history of the Moon using data from past and current NASA missions.