Robert Benjamin | Department of Biological Sciences

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Robert Benjamin

Associate Professor - Forensic Genetics
Dr. Benjamin's research interests include molecular biology and microscopic life.

Dr. Robert Benjamin teaches classes in the following subjects: biology, molecular biology, forensic molecular biology, honors biology, biochemistry and genetics.


  • Postdoctoral Training, Department of Biochemistry, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University,
  • Doctor of Philosophy in cellular and developmental biology, Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Arts in biology with honors, Johns Hopkins University


Benjamin's specific research projects are in the identification and characterization of polymorphic loci, which is useful for lineage and population studies of avian and mammalian species. He is also interested in the forensic applications of DNA profiling.

Selected Publications:

  • Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for parentage assessment in captive populations of roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), (2006).
  • Gossypium hirsutum carbonic anhydrase (CAH2) gene, complete sequence (AF482951), (2002).

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