Benjamin S Avner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Benjamin S. Avner, MD, PhD, is a board-certified infectious disease physician with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Illinois - Chicago, and completed residency training in internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin followed by a fellowship program in infectious diseases at the University of Iowa. Dr. Avner's interests include treatment and prevention of multidrug resistant infections and medical education.
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)
Education and Training
- Fellowship 2019, Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa
- Residency 2015, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
- PhD 2012, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois
- MD 2005, University of Illinois
- BA 2003, Biology, Northwestern University
Avner B., Fialho A., Chakrabarty A. Overcoming drug resistance in multi-drug resistant cancers and microorganisms: A conceptual framework Bioengineered. 2012;3(5)
Avner B.S., Shioura K.M., Scruggs S.B., Grachoff M., Geenen D.L., Helseth D.L., Farjah M., Goldspink P.H., Solaro R.J. Myocardial infarction in mice alters sarcomeric function via post-translational protein modification Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 2012;363(1-2):203-215. doi: 10.1007/s11010-011-1172-z.
Avner B.S., Hinken A.C., Yuan C., Solaro R.J. H<inf>2</inf>O<inf>2</inf> alters rat cardiac sarcomere function and protein phosphorylation through redox signaling American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2010;299(3) doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00050.2010.
Cvetanovic M., Mitchell J.E., Patel V., Avner B.S., Su Y., Van Der Saag P.T., Witte P.L., Fiore S., Levine J.S., Ucker D.S. Specific recognition of apoptotic cells reveals a ubiquitous and unconventional innate immunity Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2006;281(29):20055-20067. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M603920200.
Yamada T., Hiraoka Y., Ikehata M., Kimbara K., Avner B., Das Gupta T., Chakrabarty A. Apoptosis or growth arrest: Modulation of tumor suppressor p53's specificity by bacterial redox protein azurin Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2004;101(14):4770-4775. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0400899101.