Benjamin Garcia, PhD

Benjamin Garcia, PhD

Chair and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Research Interests

Metabolic Regulation

Category(ies) of Interests



Research Description

Dr. Benjamin Garcia is the Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished Professor, head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and a preeminent authority on the proteomics of epigenetic regulation. A recognized leader in mass spectrometry, he has made seminal contributions to understanding histone biology and its role in physiologic and pathophysiologic processes. Recognized with many awards including the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Biemann Medal, Dr. Garcia is at the forefront of academic and industry approaches to quantitative proteomics. Diabetes and its metabolic consequences are known to have robust effects on metabolic modifications of proteins implicated in disease progression. Dr. Garcia is interested in contributing to the reorganized DRC Mass Spectrometry Core directed by Dr. Ben Major to leverage an institutional omics commitment to identify mechanisms underlying diabetes and its complications.