While a part of the Morton Laboratory, Ben worked with the DGAP and Hearing studies to identify new genes involved in hearing loss. One of his findings is that a poorly annotated gene, known has C2orf43, may be associated with both hearing loss and prostate cancer.
Ben is originally from Ketchikan, Alaska. He received his B.A. in Philosophy at Santa Clara University before working for Consolidated Laboratory Services, a clinical HIV research laboratory. Ben ventured to Nebraska next to obtain his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Creighton University before joining our laboratory in Boston.
To learn more about Ben, please visit his website at www.currallresearch.net.