Benjamin is a molecular biologist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, where he is investigating the cell biological processes which mediate the anti-tumour immune response. Benjamin’s work focuses on the mechanisms by which dendritic cells, the most potent of the immune system antigen presenting cells, cross-present tumour antigens to T cells to induce targeted killing of cancer. Understanding the cell biology of dendritic cell cross-presentation allows for the establishment of a more efficient anti-tumour immune response, and ultimately, reduced tumour growth.
Prior to joining the LMB, Benjamin completed his PhD at Hughes Hall, where he investigated the mechanisms which mediate the spreading of tau protein between cells in neurodegenerative disease.
In his spare time, Benjamin likes to game, gym, and enjoy socialising at Formal Halls.