ABOUT US

Meet Dr. Garnett-Benson –

Charlie Garnett-Benson is currently a Director-level scientist within Translational Medicine/Precision Medicine at Bristol Myers Squibb where she continues to pursue her passion of driving the development of more effective immuno-oncology drugs for patients with cancer. Previously she was a tenured Associate Professor at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, GA where she ran her own research lab for over a decade as well as developed and taught courses on Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy.  She also served as the Associate Director for Research in her Department in 2019.

Degrees:
B.S., Hampton University, Molecular Biologycharlie

Ph.D., Emory University, Immunology & Molecular Pathogenesis

Post-doctoral fellowship, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH

Training Awards:
Dr. Garnett-Benson is a past recipient of a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholar award, a National Science Foundation (NSF) minority fellowship, and a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship.

Research Grant Awards:
Dr. Garnett-Benson is a recipient of a research initiation grant from GSU, a mentored grant award from GSU, a subcontract on a NCI R01 research award, a R21 grant from NCI (2012-2015),  a Children’s Leukemia Research Award (2015-2016), and a prestigious Research Scholar Award from the American Cancer Society (2016-2020).

Current Professional Memberships:
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), member

American Association of Immunologists (AAI), member

Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), current member & past Chair of the Early Career Scientists Committee (2015)

Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, Member