Stephen BenjaminMicrobiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Stephen Benjamin is a veterinarian and Professor Emeritus in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University, and his D.V.M. and Ph.D. in veterinary pathology from Cornell University. He was a Fellow in comparative pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He served on the faculty of two medical schools, prior to beginning his career at CSU in 1977 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Benjamin’s teaching and research interests have spanned the disciplines of veterinary medicine including specialties in pathology, toxicology, radiation biology, and cancer research. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications and book chapters. During his tenure, he distinguished himself in a variety of capacities, including Director of Collaborative Radiological Health Laboratory, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Interim Head of the newly-formed MIP Department. Dr. Benjamin mentored 16 PhD students at CSU, served on numerous committees, and recognized with a host of awards before retiring in 2005. In publishing numerous scientific research papers over his career, he longed to allow his scientific speculations freer rein by carrying them into the science fiction realm. He has since authored multiple science-fiction and fantasy novels and short stories, which draw heavily on his scientific and medical background.