Benjamin Garcia


Benjamin A. Garcia, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Garcia received his Ph.D. in quantitative mass spectrometry based proteomics in 2005 at the University of Virginia under Donald Hunt, and then was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois with Neil Kelleher from 2005-2008. From there Ben was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University from 2008-2012, until his recruitment as the Presidential Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 2012. He was promoted to full Professor in 2016, and named the John McCrea Dickson M.D. Presidential Professor in 2018. His research interests include using quantitative proteomics to characterize highly modified proteins, especially those involved in epigenetic mechanisms. He has published over 260 publications. Dr. Garcia has been recognized with many honors and awards for his research including an NIH Director’s New Innovator award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Ken Standing Award, the American Chemical Society Findeis award and in 2018 the prestigious American Society for Mass Spectrometry Biemann Medal.