Angela Benton, Ph.D.

About Angela Benton, Ph.D.

Angela Benton

Dr. Angela Benton received her PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Much of her research focused on intraocular growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae. After obtaining her degree, she spent 2 years as a postdoctoral research associate at Virginia Tech studying metabolism and pathogenesis of the Brucella species.

Current Research Interests

As an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at LECOM-Bradenton, her research focuses on ocular surface infections and bacterial adhesion to contact lenses.

On-going Research Projects

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Serratia Marcescens Virulence on the Ocular Surface

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Bacterial Attachment to Contact Lenses

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Bacterial Survival in Commercially Available Contact Lens Solution

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Intraocular Growth of Serratia Marcescens