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Benjamin Chadwick

Graduate Student
Curriculum Vitae:
Ben CV.docx (31.67 KB)
208 Biological Sciences Building

Ben received an honors B.S. degree in molecular biology with distinction from the University of Delaware, where he studied bacteria-fungus interactions. Ben joined the Lin lab as a graduate student in 2018. His research focuses on the the role of CO2 tolerance in pathogenesis, and mechanisms behind cellular differentiation in C. neoformans. Apart from research, Ben is a TA for UGA Introduction to Plant Biology lab course, and is the captain of UGA Table Tennis.

Research Areas:
Selected Publications:
  1. Chadwick BJ, Lin X. Bulk segregant analysis identifies MAT2 interacting genes related to filamentation development in Cryptococcus neoformans. Manuscript in preparation
  2. Chadwick BJ, Xie X, Lin X. QTL Mapping and Bulk Segregant Analysis reveals natural polymorphisms associated with CO2 tolerance in Cryptococcus neoformans. Manuscript in preparation
  3. Ristow L, Jezewski A, Chadwick BJ, Stamnes M, Lin X, Krysan D. The fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans adapts to the host environment through TOR-mediated remodeling of phospholipid asymmetry. Nature Communications, Manuscript in revision
  4. Zhu J, Ameri AJ, Qi P, Chadwick BJ, Devos KM, Lewis ZA, Khang C. The histone modification H3K27me3 and transcription factor MoGti1 coordinately control expression of effector genes in rice blast fungus. GENETICS. Manuscript In revision
  5. Chadwick BJ, Ross BE, Lin X. Molecular Dissection of Crz1 and Its Dynamic Subcellular Localization in Cryptococcus neoformans. Journal of Fungi. 2023; 9(2):252.
  6. Chadwick BJ, Pham T, Xie X, Ristow L, Krysan D, Lin X. The RAM signaling pathway links morphology, thermotolerance, and CO2 tolerance in the global fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. eLife, 11, e82563. doi:10.7554/eLife.82563
  7. Chadwick BJ, Lin X. On the history and applications of congenic Strains in Cryptococcus research. Pathogens. 2020 Sep 15;9(9):750. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9090750
Of note:

Honors and Awards

2022             Paper of the year award (UGA Plant Biology Department)

2022             J. William Fanning Graduate Fellowship Nominee

2022             Gene E. Michaels Travel Award

2021             Excellence for In-Vivo Research Award, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

2021             Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Molecular Mycology Student Scholarship

2021             Gene E. Michaels Fellowship Grant

2018             Distinguished Honors Award, University of Delaware

2017             Research Summer Scholar Award, University of Delaware

2016             Honors Enrichment Award, University of Delaware

Articles Featuring Benjamin Chadwick

Congratulations to Benjamin Chadwick, Ph.D. candidate in the Lin Lab, for winning the department’s Graduate student Paper-of-the Year award for 2022. Benjamin’s paper “The RAM signaling pathway links morphology, thermotolerance, and CO2 tolerance in the global…

Major Professor

Xiaorong Lin

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

Committee Members

Katrien Devos

Distinguished Research Professor

Wolfgang Lukowitz

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Plant Biology

External Committee

Dr. Marin Brewer Associate Professor of Mycology at Plant Pathology UGA
Dr. Daichi Kamiyama Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology at UGA

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