John Bennett graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1987 with majors in biology and chemistry and a minor in mathematics. He received his PhD in molecular biology from Loyola University of Chicago, where he isolated several novel RNA molecules from Hodgkin’s lymphoma cell lines. He continued his work in cancer as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Bennett began teaching during his time as a postdoctoral fellow and has been teaching for nearly 20 years. He has a broad range of interests that come through in the classroom, beginning with molecular biology and microbiology, and including physiology and public health. Recently, John completed law school and earned his JD from Marquette University in 2009. He is an elder law attorney and has started a patient advocacy company.