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Heather Bennett
Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: (860) 297-2527 Office Location: Life Sciences Center 336
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Trinity College faculty member since 2021 View office hours for Fall 2021
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Brown Univ.
B.S., Stockton Univ.

Dr. Bennett earned her PhD from Brown University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Stockton University in New Jersey. She completed her postdoctoral research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was a recipient of an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on understanding how the nervous system senses, responds to, and compensates for environmental and internal stress. Her work primarily uses Caenorhabditis elegans, a microscopic non-parasitic nematode worm, to investigate such questions.  Dr. Bennett has taught courses in molecular and behavior genetics of neurological disease and the Principles of Developmental Biology. Her work has been published in Genes, Brain, and Behavior, as well as in PLOS One, and the Journal of Immunology. Dr. Bennett is a member of the Sleep Research Society, Genetics Society of America, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.