Ben has worked in the field of biomedical research since 2009 when he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He spent nearly seven years working in a laboratory that focused on sensitive antioxidant biochemical pathways and spent several years applying that knowledge to the rare disease, Friedreich’s ataxia. Ben has earned an MBA from the University of South Dakota and has focused on using his skills and education to support biomedical research in a completely different way.

Currently, Ben works to build and strengthen business relationships between the research scientists and physicians at Sanford Health and external groups in industry and academia. Ben also serves as a member of the CoRDS Registry team by assisting with strategic planning and operations as the group works to make an impact in the rare disease community by connecting patients with researchers.