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Thirty-Second Annual Graduate Student Research Forum is Set for March 17

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, this year's forum welcomes alum Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. ’93, back to campus as the keynote speaker.

February 24, 2020
Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. '93 Headshot
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Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. '93 Headshot

Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on the signaling pathways regulated by protein tyrosine phosphorylation, which serves as a fundamental mechanism for the control of virtually all biological processes. When the regulation of phosphate group removal by protein tyrosine phosphatases on certain substrates is disrupted, this can cause human disease. Dr. Bennett’s lab investigates how protein tyrosine phosphatases are involved in various human diseases and whether, once identified these enzymes can be targeted for therapeutic purposes, focusing on the links between protein tyrosine phosphatases in metabolic diseases and rare genetic disorders.

After receiving an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Sir John Moore’s University in Liverpool, United Kingdom, Dr. Bennett began his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Pathology at New York Medical College, studying how non-genotoxic carcinogens cause liver cancer. Dr. Bennett completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital/ Harvard Medical School where he first began work on protein tyrosine phosphatases, continuing his work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory before joining Yale.

32nd Annual Graduate Student Research Forum Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.         Registration, Willner Atrium and Lobby (MEC)

9:15 a.m.         Oral Presentations, Cooke Auditorium (BSB)

10:30 a.m.       Student Discussion with Keynote Speaker, Physiology Conference Room #609 (BSB)

1:00 p.m.         Poster Presentations Wilner Atrium & Lobby (MEC)

2:30 p.m.         Oral Presentations, Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

3:45 p.m.         Keynote Address Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

4:45 p.m.         Reception/Awards Willner Atrium & Lobby (MEC)