Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics

Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Bennett attended Yale University and graduated in 1976 with a degree in honors biology. She earned a PhD in Zoology and Cell and Developmental Biology from University of California, Berkeley in 1980 and then carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in Anatomy and Radiation Biology and Environmental Health at University of California, San Francisco. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1986 and then carried out post-graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It was during this time that she began working on gene therapy for retinal degenerative diseases. She joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1992 where she is currently a professor of Ophthalmology and Cell and Developmental Biology.​

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