Originally from Portland, Maine, Ben earned his B.S. in Engineering Physics and Bioengineering from UC Berkeley in California. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. from Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences & Technology in the laboratory of Steve Elledge, developing new molecular assays such as “Phage ImmunoPrecipitation sequencing” (PhIP-seq), and “ParalleL Analysis of Translated ORFs” (PLATO). He then postdoc’ed with Pete Schultz at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, where he worked on high throughput screening methods, including “RNA Annealing, Selection and Ligation sequencing” (RASL-seq). Ben started his own laboratory in the Pathology Department at Johns Hopkins in 2014, within the Division of Immunology. Here, our team develops and deploys massively multiplexed technologies to better understand human immune responses in sickness and in health.