Dr. Steffany Bennett

Dr. Steffany Bennett
Dr. Steffany Bennett
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Cross-appointment, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

BA, Carleton University
MSc, Carleton University
PhD, University of Ottawa

Roger Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H8M5, Room 4226A (office), 4226 (lab)
613-562-5800 ext. 8372


Dr. Bennett's Neural Regeneration Laboratory focuses on two complementary research goals. We study:

  • The regulation of neural stem cell and progenitor fate by connexin protein family members influencing neuroregeneration and
  • The role of glycerophospholipid neuromodulators in progressive neuronal dysfunction characterizing neurodegenerative disease.

The overarching goals are to reduce the rate of neuronal loss associated with brain injury and facilitate cell replacement by mobilizing endogenous progenitor cell populations.

Research interests

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neurolipidomics
  • Lipid biochemistry
  • Adult neural stem cells
  • Gap junctions
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Lipidomic bioinformatics
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Systems biology of neurodegenerative disease
  • Biochemistry