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Bryan  L  Benson

Entering Class: 2011
PhD Program: Pathology
Advisor: Richard Ransohoff, MD, and Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Laboratory: WRB 6-136

Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan
Hometown: Natick, MA.

Research Interests: My research interest is in understanding biophysical mechanisms of signaling between endothelial cells and leukocytes in the context of microvascular fluid flow. This will hopefully translate to greater understanding of the onset of inflammation in diseases such as MS.

About me: Outside of lab I like to be outdoors and stay active. I'm into biking, skiing, weightlifting, hiking and backpacking.

Comment about the MSTP program: The integration of the clinical and academic sides of the physician-scientist life is exceptional at the Case MSTP, and is one of the major strengths of our program. My classmates are not only exceptional scientists - they are also incredible people. They inspire me to follow their example.

Featured Publication:

Rathkey JK, Benson BL, Chirieleison SM, Yang J, Xiao TS, Dubyak GR, Huang AY, Abbott DW. Live cell visualization of gasdermin D-driven pyroptotic cell death. J Biol Chem. 2017 Jul 18. pii: jbc.M117.797217. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.797217. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28726636 Free Article

Additional Publications:

Liu L, Spangler LC, Prager B, Benson B, Hu B, Shi S, Love A, Zhang C, Yu M, Cotleur AC, Ransohoff RM. Spatiotemporal ablation of CXCR2 on oligodendrocyte lineage cells: Role in myelin repair. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2015 Nov 19;2(6):e174. doi: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000174. eCollection 2015 Dec. PubMed PMID: 26668819; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4676354.

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