Benjamin L King
Ben is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine. His lab utilizes genomic and computational approaches to understand the mechanisms of stress responses with a specific focus on non-coding RNAs that have important regulatory roles in heath and disease. Increased understanding of how these networks normally function will inform the development of therapies that restore their function when needed. Before joining the faculty at University of Maine, he was a Senior Staff Scientist and Bioinformatics Core Director at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory for seven years. His previous experience in bioinformatics includes leading the bioinformatics and statistics core at The Jackson Laboratory for five years. He was also a member of two major bioinformatics resource projects: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (2009-2017) and Mouse Genome Informatics (1999-2004). His industrial bioinformatics experience includes AstraZeneca R&D Boston (1997-1999) and Genetics Institute, Inc. (1996-1997).