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Meet the Expert: Dr. Ben Brammell

August 1, 2015 — In the world of higher education, there is often a sharp distinction made between schools with “teaching” faculty and schools with “research” faculty. At Asbury University, Biology Professor Dr. Ben Brammell is making such differences “statistically insignificant.” Brammell’s research involves gauging the impact of aquatic environmental contaminants by measuring changes in fish communities in Kentucky’s waterways. With student participation, Brammell combines high-tech methods, such as real-time PCR to measure levels of mRNA expression in aquatic animals, with old-fashioned legwork in the creeks and streams near Asbury’s Wilmore, Ky. campus.