Michael Bender, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, where he manages grants in the areas of RNA processing and protein synthesis, and serves as project officer for the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository. He also manages the Postbaccalaureate Research Education (PREP) program. Prior to joining NIGMS, he was an associate professor and associate head of the department of genetics at the University of Georgia. Bender earned a B.A. in biology from Goshen College and a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from Indiana University. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
He conducted postdoctoral research at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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