Benjamin G. Barwick, PhD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Benjamin G. Barwick, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. An experienced computational biologist, Dr. Barwick has extensive training in molecular and cellular biology including genetics/genomics, epigenetics, immunology, and cancer biology.

Dr. Barwick is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He holds professional memberships with American Society of Hematology and American Association of Cancer Research.


Dr. Barwick received his PhD in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his postdoc training studying multiple myeloma genetics and epigenetics at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his MS in Bioinformatics at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Barwick's research is focused on better understanding genetic and epigenetic alterations in hematological cancers and specifically in multiple myeloma. In this capacity, he leverages his expertise in computational biology to characterize common genomic and epigenomic alterations in the context of disease subtype and patient outcomes. His research investigates such cancer-specific alterations using cutting-edge genomic and epigenomic assays coupled with bioinformatic analyses, and functional perturbation using CRISPR-based tools. The long-term aim of his research is to leverage genomic and epigenomic data to understand disease etiology, mechanisms of drug resistance, and predict patient therapeutic responses.


Dr. Barwick has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, Blood, Blood Cancer Journal, Science Advances, The Journal of Immunology among others.

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Dr. Barwick's recent awards and honors include:

  • American Society of Hematology Research Scholar Award, 2020
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Research Fellowship, 2020
  • American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award, 2018 and 2019
  • Winship Rising Star, 2018
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017
  • Winship 5K Myeloma Research Scholar, 2016
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology Scholar of the Year, 2013
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (F31), 2013

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