ABOUT US

Meet Dr. Garnett-Benson –

Dr. Garnett-Benson is currently an Associate Professor at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to running her research lab, she teaches Introductory Biology and Tumor Immunology.  She has also taught Molecular Biology, Principles in Biology for Biology majors, and Careers in Biology Seminar.

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