Dr. Alzate is the Head of the Lipidomics Laboratory, established by Dr. Vytas A. Bankaitis – Wehner-Welch Chair of Chemistry – in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center. His research and interests are in Lipidomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology and their applications understanding normal biological functions and disease states.

Dr. Alzate obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He then joined the laboratory of Dr. D. Vandre at Ohio State as a Research Scientist developing and implementing Proteomics approaches for the D. Davis Heart and Lung research Institute. After this experience at OSU, Dr. Alzate moved to Duke University, in Durham – North Carolina – as an Assistant Professor in Neurobiology and the Lead Scientist of Neuroproteomics.

This position was followed in 2008 by an Associate Professor position and Faculty Director of the Systems Proteomics Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In addition to his appointments in American Institutions, Dr. Alzate holds a Professor position in the Pontificia Bolivariana University in his native Colombia. He is currently an Associate Editor for North America of the Journal of Integrated OMICS, as well as an associate Editor of Archives in Medicine.