Dr. Benedict is an Associate Professor at the La Jolla Institute. Dr. Benedict’s research is focused on the role that signaling by TNF-related cytokines play in antiviral defense, and what viruses do in turn to counteract these cytokines.
Dr. Benedict received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1992, and his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Southern California in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Benedict did his postdoctoral training at LIAI from 1998-2001, was a research scientist from 2001-2005 and was appointed to the faculty as an Associate Professor in 2005.