Benjamin Alper, Ph.D.

Benjamin Alper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor , Chemistry

Degrees and Certifications

    • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (2012)
    • Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia (2009)
    • B.S. in Chemistry, B.A. in Economics, Clemson University (2004)

Teaching Responsibilities

    • CH 341 Biochemistry 1
    • CH 342 Biochemistry 2
    • CH 343 Biochemistry 1 Lab
    • CH 344 Biochemistry 2 Lab

Research Interests and Grants

    Cerebral accumulation of plaques made up of neurotoxic amyloid beta peptides is a primary event in Alzheimer's disease pathology.  We are developing methods to disrupt amyloid plaque formation, and to promote destruction of neurotoxic amyloid beta peptides. 

    For more information, visit Dr. Alper's research website at


Publications and Presentations

Ben Alper

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Science Ctr of Academic Bldg SC*105G
    College of Arts and Sciences
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