Michael John Bennett

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Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
5NW58 CHOP Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3394
Education:
BSc (Physiology & Biochemistry)
Reading University, UK, 1972.
PhD (Clinical Enzymology)
University of Sheffield School of Medicine, 1976.
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Description of Research Expertise

Disorders of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation with an emphasis on control of insulin secretion by short-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency. The Neuronal-Ceroid Lipofuscinoses. A stufdy of the function of CLN3P, the protein responsible for Juvenile Batten Disease

Description of Itmat Expertise

1. Define genetic defects of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation, identify diagnostic biomarkers and study intramitochondrial compartmentalization of matrix proteins
2. Study basic elements of neuronal death in neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis ( Batten disease) and develop an animal model to test therapies to prevent neuronal death
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Last updated: 09/25/2014
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