Alex Rodriguez joined UNION in 2021 as Head of Toxicology & Non-clinical Safety. Alex brings 21 years of pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostics and vaccine development experience from companies in USA and Europe.

Before joining UNION, Alex spent 18 years at GSK pharma (RTP, NC) & GSK-vaccine divisions (Wavre, Belgium) as nonclinical Scientific Safety Investigator and Global Regulatory Toxicologist. From 2015-2017 he had a tenure as Director of Toxicology & Genetics at Mako Medical Laboratories, Raleigh, NC.

Alex has a broad toxicology and biomarker experience within multiple therapeutic areas, including vaccines, and has managed IND and NDA enabling tox programs at CROs as well as engaging in numerous F2F and written interactions with global regulatory bodies including the FDA, EMA, PMDA, and CFDA/NMPA.

Alex is a board-certified and registered toxicologist in USA (DABT) and Europe (ERT), and holds a BSci in Microbiology from North Carolina State University and MSci from Campbell University School of Pharmacy, NC.