Deanna Benson, PhD
Deanna Benson graduated from the University of California, San Diego, received her PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. Currently, she is a professor of neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Research in the Benson lab has focused on cell biological mechanisms that are important for the development and plasticity of neural connectivity, with recent research focusing on the identification of developmental processes that are particularly vulnerable in response to disease-causing gene mutations. Among other awards, she has received the Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award and grants from NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and NSF.