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Benedict T Green (Ben)

Research Pharmacologist



Poisonous Plant Research Lab

1150 E 1400 N

Logan, UT 84341












2003- PhD - Molecular Veterinary Biosciences; University of Minnesota

1997- MS - Biology; Minnesota State University

1995 - BA - Chemistry; Minnesota State University

1995 - BS - Ecology, Minnesota State University


Research Interests

The objective of Dr. Green's research is to understand the mechanisms of plant toxin action in livestock, and develop evidence-based therapeutic approaches to mitigate livestock losses caused by poisonous plants.  The specific objectives are to:

  1. Develop physiological measurements to quantify the biological effects of toxic plants in livestock
  2. Identify genetic markers that associate with resistance to toxic plants in livestock
  3. Develop a line of cattle that is resistant to the toxic effects of larkspur
  4. Identify biomarkers that can be used to measure plant toxin exposure in livestock
  5. Test evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and genetic markers in field situations to ensure relevance to the producer