Faculty Profile: Benoit Van Aken

Associate Professor

email:  bvanaken@gmu.edu
website: Dr. Benoit Van Aken
office: Planetary Hall, 355

Education

Ph.D. Biological Engineering, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

B.S. & M.S. Biotechnology & Chemical Engineering, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

B.S. Quantitative Economics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Scientific/Research Interests

Molecular response of organisms exposed to environmental contaminants (toxicogenomics)

Molecular biomarkers for detection of pathogens and toxic algae

DNA barcoding for identification of invasive species

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis