B.S. Toxicology with minor in Chemistry, St. John’s University
M.S. Toxicology, St. John’s University
After completing her Bachelor of Science in Toxicology with two minors in Spanish and Chemistry in 2016, Benedette continued her studies to complete her Master of Science in Toxicology in May of 2018. Benedette now continues to do active research and medical writing on numerous different topics in the medical field. Some of Benedette’s research work that has recently been published in scientific journals include:
- Cuffari, B., Tumu, H., Pino, M. A., Billack, B. (2018). Assessing the time-dependent dermatoxicity of mechlorethamine using the mouse ear vesicant model. Interdisciplinary Toxicology. (Under review).
- Tumu, H., Cuffari, B., Pino, M. A., Pietka-Ottlik, M., Billack, B. (2018). Ebselen oxide attenuates mechlorethamine dermatoxicity in the mouse ear vesicant model. Drug and Chemical Toxicology. DOI: 10.1080/01480545.2018.1488858.
Benedette has also spent a considerable amount of time shadowing physicians at St. Agnes Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. While shadowing at Johns Hopkins, Benedette spent most of her time in the operating room where she shadowed pediatric gastroenterologists as they performed colonoscopies, endoscopies, fecal transplants and several other procedures. During this time, Benedette became increasingly interested in understanding the complexity surrounding various GI-related disorders, such as IBS and Crohn’s Disease.