Alex Deal is a neuroscientist by training with a research background in the neurochemical effects of alcohol misuse and stress in the adolescent and adult brain.

I believe that by incorporating multiple modalities of material presentation and exploration, students are able to learn through the approach that best resonates with their learning preferences. Using different modalities also allows students to view and consider the material from various perspectives, reinforcing the learned concepts and ideas.

Alex Deal

Career Highlights

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2023-present.
  • HITS (High-throughput Discovery Science & Inquiry-based Case Studies for Today’s Students) Case Fellow, Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE), 2022-present.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2020-23.

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Co-presenter for “Super Neuroscience Saturday” Museum of Natural History, 2013.
  • Appointee, Predoctoral Fellowship, Wake Forest University, 2017-20.
  • Appointee, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wake Forest University, 2023-present.


  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (pre-faculty member).


Ph.D. NeuroscienceWake Forest University

B.S. NeuroscienceDavidson College