Ben 's area of scholarship is inorganic chemistry. He researches the characteristics of ruthenium complexes. He irradiates these complexes with UV light in order to cleave DNA. Applications of Ben’s investigation include DNA labeling and anti-cancer research.
According to Ben, Bryn Mawr offers something special: the opportunity to work closely, one-on-one with faculty as colleagues. Together, faculty and students approach a problem, exchange ideas about solutions and value each other’s contributions. For Ben, these relationships help graduate students learn to think more dynamically about their research and build confidence in their work.