Benjamin Wilander’s interest in biomedical science began with his introduction to genetics in his high school AP biology class. Since then, he has noticed the prevalence of suffering that is caused by disease. He hopes to combat these issues through a better understanding of their development and the underlying mechanisms.
Wilander earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 2018 from Bemidji State University, located in Minnesota. His research interests are in cell and molecular biology.
Wilander currently works in the lab of Maureen A. McGargill, PhD, Immunology.
“The resources at St. Jude are second to none,” he says. “I think the connection to the hospital and the wide range of research topics provide an invaluable set of opportunities for development as a scientist.”
Hometown: Bemidji, Minnesota