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Benjamin Jorge

Assistant Professor, Biology


  • BA, Rhodes College
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University

Ben Jorge teaches Foundations of Biology, General Biology, Issues in Science, Neuroscience, Ecology, and Environmental Science. His area of expertise is Neuroscience. In graduate school, he worked in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Kearney to identify and characterize genetic modifiers of epilepsy. His current research focuses on identifying the effects of common environmental toxins on the nervous system using the nematode C. elegans as a model system. Please contact Dr. Jorge if you are interested in working on this project or if you have ideas for other projects with a neuroscience, environmental science, and/or ecological component.