Ben is a third year graduate student in the lab who studies the production of natural product secondary metabolites by microbes that live in the human gut. He is interested in using organic synthesis and protein biochemistry to access the structures of microbial natural products and determine their native biological roles. Outside the lab, Ben enjoys cooking and reading and is actively involved in the Cambridge/Somerville Jewish community.
M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Winkler Lab
B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Winkler Lab