Alexander is working on developing and implementing novel, health-boosting interventions for society. He focuses on efficient scientific evaluation of such strategies, including various data analysis approaches. Currently he is interested in understanding the mind-gut connection in individual well-being. This research is concurrently evolving with a project investigating how different forced breathing patterns affect the psycho-emotional domain.
Alexander has a diverse background. He is a physicist by training and previously worked at U.S. National Labs on microstructural data collection and analysis. Later, he spent time in South/Southeast Asia studying various contemplative practices and participating in a number of remote retreats. Before joining the Center, he led his own project in the field of contemplative science in which he mostly engaged with medical centers.
Ph.D., Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation
Yoga and meditation instructor, International Yoga Federation (IYF)
What does well-being mean to me?
"Well-being is knowing one’s own true nature and making a conscious choice to live to the full potential."