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Michael Bennett, PhD

Dr. Bennett is the Director of the Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Laboratory and a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has more than 34 years of training and experience in Clinical Chemistry with an emphasis on Pediatric Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Bennett is skilled in the development of methods for the measurement of metabolic intermediates for the diagnosis of inherited metabolic diseases using all forms of mass spectrometry. His research focuses on the pathway of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation and the diagnosis of patients with genetic defects of this pathway. Dr. Bennett received his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield School of Medicine in Sheffield, UK and completed his Fellowship at the United Sheffield Hospital in Sheffield, UK.