Benjamin Leslie

Ben Leslie

Visiting Assistant Professor - Biology, BCMB

Office: Williams 182
Phone: 330-287-1945
Pronouns: He/Him/His


  • Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2009
  • B.A., Colgate University 2003

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 201: Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIOL 305: Cell Physiology
  • BCMB 303: Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • BCMB 401: Junior Independent Study

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics-based approaches to design of motor proteins for next-gen sequencing (NGS)
  • Fluorescence labeling and imaging techniques for study of proteins and nucleic acids in living cells and animals
  • Design and synthesis of new fluorescent small molecules and proteins single-molecule fluorescence imaging