Benjamin Donovan, Ph.D.

Benjamin Donovan, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Ben Donovan is a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression at the National Cancer Institute. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Biophysics in 2019 where he used single-molecule approaches to probe the mechanisms by which transcription factors gain access to their sites in chromatin. As a member of Dan Larson’s Systems Biology of Gene Expression Group, he is studying the role of RNA binding proteins in the timing and location of spliceosome assembly.

Areas of Expertise

Single-molecule Biophysics
Protein-nucleic Acid Interactions
RNA Splicing