Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Benjamin Garcia is a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Davies with Prof. Carlito Lebrilla, before embarking on a PhD with Professor Donald Hunt at the University of Virginia. After a postdoctoral position with Professor Neil Kelleher at the University of Illinois, Ben took up an Assistant Professor position at Princeton University (2008). He moved to his current faculty position in 2012.
Ben has received numerous awards including a National Science Foundation Early Faculty CAREER award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, awarded by President Obama) and the 2018 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Biemann Medal.
The Garcia Lab focuses on developing new mass spectrometry based proteomic methodologies for the quantitative characterization of changes in protein and proteome expression and post-translational modification state in response to external stimulus, or during significant biological events. Their research interests include deciphering the epigenetic histone code, the dynamics of proteome-wide PTM mediated biological pathways, the comprehensive characterization of crosstalk between cellular signaling pathways and epigenetic networks and understanding cellular and epigenetic mechanisms involved in normal and disease physiology.