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Lynn DiBenedetto

DiBenedetto-Lynn
Lynn DiBenedetto, Ph.D. Lecturer

Expertise

clinical gross anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, neuroanatomy, microbiology

Research Interest

Graduate work in neural regeneration of neurohypophysis in rats

Educational Background

Ph.D. UMass Worcester, M.Ed, UMass Amherst, B.A. Mount Holyoke College

Biosketch

While an undergraduate in Biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College, I spent a year at the University of London, Royal Holloway College studying physiology and immunology. As a Master’s candidate in science education I developed a handbook of biological and physical science experiments for secondary teachers to be used at the beginning of classes to stimulate student interest and initiate student inquiry. My research elucidated the upregulation of several molecular makers involved in the regeneration of the neurohypophysis of rats and I also worked extensively with the gross anatomy program at UMass Worcester. A paper detailing the path of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in humans as it related to incidences of nerve entrapment during hernia repair was presented at the Mayo clinic. Since graduate school I have taught at several institutions and been a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Riverside. My involvement in community outreach programs aimed at engaging young people in the sciences has been ongoing since my undergraduate years. Most recently, during my ten years as an adjunct professor at Boston College, I served as a mentor for undergraduate women at the college hosting high school girls for a weekend of “women in science”. When not involved in science I spend the winter months dabbling in stained glass projects and acting as secretary for the board of trustees of our town library.