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Benjamin S. Mantell, PhD MSTP Trainee

Dr. Ben Mantell



Dr. Robert O'Doherty


PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2011

BS in Biology, Brown University, 2006


Areas of Interest

Inflammation; Metabolism; Physiology

Why I chose Pitt

I knew Pitt had very strong research and faculty, thus assuring myself that I would receive good training, however, I chose the University of Pittsburgh mainly because of the people here. As an MD/PhD student, I knew I would be spending the next 7-8 years with my classmates, so I wanted to attend a school with a student body that was similarly motivated but relaxed. Additionally, the strength of the medical school and the advantages of living in a city that doesn’t feel like a big city, but offers many of the advantages of a big city were a strong draw for the University of Pittsburgh.

Following completion of his PhD, Ben returned to medical school.

Posters & Presentations

Maja Stefanovic-Racic, Benjamin S. Mantell, Ian J. Sipula, Robert M. O’Doherty; Overexpression of Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase I Improves Obesity-Induced Hepatic Steatosis; 2007 American Diabetes Association meeting oral presentation