Benjamin obtained his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Reading in 2014. He later obtained an MSc by Research in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience from the same university, where he focused on investigating ion channel expression in stem-cell-derived neurons. A project that began his interest in electrophysiology and the impact of ion channel homeostasis in heath and disease.
- 2015 - MSc by Research in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: Merit (University of Reading)
- 2014 - BSc Biomedical Sciences: 1st (University of Reading)
Benjamin's current interests surround the KATP channel and neonatal diabetes, specifically investigating the impact of therapeutic interventions on KATP channel activity and homeostasis.
The Project is funded by an AstraZeneca-supported BBSRC case award and supervised by Prof Andrew Randall and Dr Jon Brown.
Benjamin has recently started in his position as chair of the University of Exeter Medical School Journal Club, which aims to provide postgraduate students an inviting place to discuss current research and develop as early-career scientists.