Desireé Benefield

Assistant Staff Scientist

hailing from

Nashville, TN

Education

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2009)

Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2014)

 

Why UW and the Coon lab?

I came to UW because I was drawn to the caliber of scientific research conducted at the university (historically and current). It has been a rewarding experience.  I began work with Dr. Coon because I am interested in the development of integrated structural biology methods that will advance biomedical research.

“I am interested in the development of integrated structural biology methods that will advance biomedical research.”

Research Experience

I specialize in advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) methods with an emphasis on Cryogenic-TEM approaches.

Earn your Ph.D. with us

The Coon Group is always on the lookout for new members.  Professor Coon accepts students from several UW-Madison doctoral programs including Chemistry, the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB), and Cellular & Molecular Pathology.