Ben Clayton

Post Doctoral Scholar

Ph.D., University of Chicago,
B.S. in Biology, Univeristy of Utah

Ben is a postdoctoral scholar who graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Utah where he studied the role of toll-like receptors in a preterm sheep model of neonatal white matter injury under the direction of Dr. Kurt Albertine. He continued his studies in the lab of Dr. Brian Popko at the University of Chicago where he received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology studying the role of the integrated stress response in hypoxia induced neonatal white matter injury. Ben joins the Tesar lab with an interest in screening in vitro models of leukodystrophies for novel therapeutic compounds, using genetic screening approaches to better understand the genes involved in oligodendrocyte differentiation, and expanding the scope of the lab to study Astrocyte fate and function.