Richard J. Alexander received his PhD from the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; his thesis research was in the areas of molecular immunology and protein biochemistry. After post-doctoral work at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Alexander moved to the New York D.V.A. Medical Center, where he directed the Gastroenterology research laboratory, performing research in gastroenterology, oncology, and molecular biology. Dr. Alexander was then brought in to set up and direct the Immunology research laboratories at Advanced Viral Research Corp., a biotechnology company in Yonkers, New York. While there, Dr. Alexander directed research on the mechanism of action of immunomodulators.
Subsequently, Dr. Alexander moved into the field of medical education/medical communications. As a Medical Writer, he wrote up clinical trial results and review articles for publication in scientific journals, as well as monographs, slide kits, abstracts, and posters. Among the therapeutic areas in which he worked were gastroenterology and hepatology, diabetes, neurology, psychiatry, anesthetics and analgesics, oncology, and facial aesthetics.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Alexander has also worked as a freelance scientific editor, editing manuscripts written by non-English speaking scientists, physicians, and other researchers for submission to English language journals. These papers have been in every therapeutic/scientific area, from oncology to materials science, and have included case reports, clinical trial results, primary papers, review articles, book chapters, and grant applications. He has worked specifically with Edit Science for the past 5 years as a medical and science editor and has a substantial following among Japanese medical doctors, scientists and researchers.