Ben Harrison, Ph.D.
University of New England
Dr. Harrison has a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Wales and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He received postdoctoral training in Neuroscience and Bioinformatics with Jeff Petruska and Eric Rouchka at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that control neuron growth in the adult/developed nervous system. As a new faculty member, he is currently building a lab at the University of New England to integrate genomic techniques and molecular biology with bioinformatics approaches. Through modification of neuron morphology, his lab’s studies are geared to develop novel therapeutics for diverse clinical applications such as pain management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
For information : Dr. Kristy Townsend, email@example.com, 1-2541.
Sponsored by the School of Biology & Ecology as part of the 2017 Fall Seminar Series