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Joel H. Benington

St. Bonaventure University

Joel H. Benington received a B.A. in 1985 from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Biology in 1992 from Stanford University. He performed postdoctoral research at UCLA and Stanford University until 1996, and since then has been a member of the Biology faculty of St. Bonaventure University. He is currently Professor of Biology and Director of programs in Bioinformatics, and Health and Society. He has twice served as Chair of the Department of Biology. During his entire time at St. Bonaventure University, he has taught one or both semesters of the general biology sequence for first-year life-science majors. He also teaches upper-level courses in Neurobiology, Genomics, and Evolution, and has led a variety of seminar courses in the university’s Honors Program. He has published his research in journals such as Progress in Neurobiology, Brain Research, the American Journal of Physiology, and The Scientist. In addition to laboratory research, he has published hypotheses concerning the role of sleep in brain energy metabolism, the functional relationship between REM sleep and nonREM sleep, and connections between sleep and learning. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and he has served as Principal Investigator of a National Grid grant to support K-12 STEM education in Cattaraugus County, New York.

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Published: © 2020

ISBN: 9780357134894