Dr. Alexander George Zestos

Assistant Professor, American University

Dr. Zestos completed his B.S./M.S. in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He is an analytical chemist who uses carbon-fiber microelectrodes to detect neurotransmitters and biologically relevant molecules using fast scan cyclic voltammetry. His research interest focuses on constructing superior electrochemical sensors through novel nanomaterials. He also utilizes liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to detect neurotransmitters with microdialysis. Many applications include neuroscience, pharmacology, and drug abuse studies.