Alex Toker joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor in 2000. In 2003, he was promoted to Associate Professor and joined the faculty of the HMS Ph.D. program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences ( BBS web page ). Dr. Toker earned his B.A. from King's College, University of London, U.K. in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the National Institute for Medical Research, London. U.K. in 1991. He conducted his post-doctoral research first in the Department of Physiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, then in the Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School and Division of Signal Transduction, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His first faculty appointment was as Staff Scientist at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute in 1997, where he was promoted to Principal Scientist in 1999.