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Biography

Benjamin A. Garcia

 
EDUCATION
 
University of Virginia
Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2005 
 
University of California, Davis
B.S. in Chemistry, 2000
 
 

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                                                                                                                                                                                PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.  June 2012-present

Faculty Member, Epigenetics Program, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.  June 2012-present

Director of Quantitative Proteomics, Epigenetics Program, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. June 2012-present

Secondary Appointment, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. June 2012-present

Secondary Appointment, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. June 2012-present  

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Feb. 2008-May 2012
 
Associated Faculty, Dept. of Chemistry, Princeton, University, Feb. 2008-present
 
Member Quantitative and Computational Biology Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 2009-May 2012
 
Associate Member, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 2010-May 2012
Genomic Instability and Tumor Progression Program
Cell Death and Survival Signaling Program
 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Genomic Biology, 2005-2008
 
Sequenom, Inc.,
Research Associate, 2000-2001
 
 
HONORS, RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS
 
As a Principle Investigator
Presidential Term Faculty Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2012-2017
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2012
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2011
Profiled as a "Young Investigator" by the ProteoMonitor website, 2011
New Jersey American Chemical Society Early Career Award in Mass Spectrometry, 2010
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award, 2010-2015
Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award, 2010-2013
National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award, 2010-2015
Named an "Emerging Investigator" by the Molecular BioSystems Journal, 2010
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, 2009
American Chemical Society Leadership Development Award, 2008
 
Pre-Principle Investigator
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2008
Carl Storm Fellowship, Epigenetics Gordon Research Conference, 2007
University of Illinois, Institute for Genomic Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2006
Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of research award, 2004
NIH Minority Training Research Forum  “Acres of Diamonds” research award, 2004
National Academies of Science/Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2005
University of Virginia Chemistry Department Graduate Fellowship, 2001-2003
U.C. Davis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, 2000
U.C. Davis Simonton Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research, 2000
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Scholar, 1999-2000
American Chemical Society’s Division of Analytical Chemistry I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment award for outstanding undergraduate research in analytical chemistry, 1999
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1999
U.C. Davis Ronald E. McNair Scholar, 1998-2000
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
Board of Directors for the US Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), 2011-2014
Associate Editor BMC Genomics, 2010-present              
NSF review panel committee member, Chemistry of Life Processes 2012
NIH review panel committee member, Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer Initiative 2010
NSF review panel committee member, Gene Regulation and Epigenetics 2010
NIH review panel committee member, High End Shared Instrumentation 2009
Member of Committee for developing peptide and protein identification guidelines for the Molecular and Cellular Proteomics journal, 2009-present
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
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