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Ben Stranges

Benjamin Stranges

Class of: 2005

Major(s): Biochemistry

Peter Benjamin Stranges (Ben) is a poctdoctoral research fellow in Genetics at Harvard Medical School where he studies genome engineering and synthetic biology.


Ben was a Doherty Fellow at Bowdoin Summer 2004, and conducted senior honors research during the 2004-2005 academic year. Ben explored the mathematical possibilities of modeling von Bertalanffy growth in sea urchins with a variable exponent that relied on oxygen transport through boundary layers under the guidance of Professor Amy Johnson and Research Associate in Mathematics and Biology Olaf Ellers.

Ben completed a Bowdoin Honors Project titled: Boundary layer fluid dynamics effects on oxygen metabolism and growth rates in green sea urchins, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis.