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Ben Chadwick

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Plant Biology Graduate Student

Ben joined the Lin lab as a graduate student in 2018. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Delaware. Ben's 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 leader of UGA Table Tennis.

Labs (via personnel):
Selected Publications:
  1. 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
  2. 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. 2021. In revision
  3. 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
  4. Chadwick BJ, Lin X. RAM pathway suppressor screen identifies novel genes associated with thermotolerance, CO2 tolerance, and cytokinesis in Cryptococcus neoformans. Manuscript in preparation
Of note:

Science Community and outreach


Mentor in the Planting Science organization

  • Provide suggestions and feedback to high school students for their plant science projects
  • Share my passion with students and encourage them to think scientifically


Treasurer of Mycology Graduate Student Organization at University of Georgia

  • Managed the budget and spending of the student organization
  • Helped to plan and lead seminars and symposiums


Honors and Awards

08/2021       Excellence for In-Vivo Research Award, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

05/2021       Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Molecular Mycology Student Scholarship

05/2021       Gene E. Michaels Fellowship Grant

05/2018       Distinguished Honors Award, University of Delaware

05/2017       Research Summer Scholar Award, University of Delaware

12/2016       Honors Enrichment Award, University of Delaware

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