James T Bennett, MD, PhD

James T Bennett, MD, PhD

Genetics, Laboratory Medicine

On staff since August 2012

Children's Title: Assistant Medical Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Research Title: Principal Investigator

Research Center: Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

    • Related Pages

    • Bennett Lab

      The Bennett Lab at Seattle Children's Research Institute investigates the contribution of post-zygotic mutations on human development and birth defects, with a focus on vascular malformations. The team also studies the impact of rapid diagnostic genomic sequencing in management of children in intensive care units.

    • Jason Olympia 01.07.15

      Truely excellent. My wife and I wish he could be our daughters full time doctor. Treats you like family and puts forward 100% effort.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    CSHL Advanced Sequencing Course Participant 2015
    Burroughs Wellcome Career Award Recipient 2015
  • Other Publications

    • Bennett JT, Tan TY, Alcantara D, Tétrault M, Timms AE, Jensen D, Collins S, Nowaczyk MJ, Lindhurst MJ, Christensen KM, Braddock SR, Brandling-Bennett H, Hennekam RC, Chung B, Lehman A, Su J, Ng S, Amor DJ, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics, Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Majewski J, Biesecker LG, Boycott KM, Dobyns WB, O'Driscoll M, Moog U, McDonell LM
      Mosaic Activating Mutations in FGFR1 Cause Encephalocraniocutaneous Lipomatosis.
      26942290 American journal of human genetics, 2016 March 3 : 98(3)579-87
    • Luks VL, Kamitaki N, Vivero MP, Uller W, Rab R, Bovée JV, Rialon KL, Guevara CJ, Alomari AI, Greene AK, Fishman SJ, Kozakewich HP, Maclellan RA, Mulliken JB, Rahbar R, Spencer SA, Trenor CC 3rd, Upton J, Zurakowski D, Perkins JA, Kirsh A, Bennett JT, Dobyns WB, Kurek KC, Warman ML, McCarroll SA, Murillo R
      Lymphatic and other vascular malformative/overgrowth disorders are caused by somatic mutations in PIK3CA.
      25681199 The Journal of pediatrics, 2015 April : 166(4)1048-54.e1-5 PMCID:PMC4498659
    • Kunwar PS, Zimmerman S, Bennett JT, Chen Y, Whitman M, Schier AF
      Mixer/Bon and FoxH1/Sur have overlapping and divergent roles in Nodal signaling and mesendoderm induction.
      14522874 Development (Cambridge, England), 2003 Dec. : 130(23)5589-99

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Molecular Testing: Where We Started, Where We Are Now, What Does the Future Hold? American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science 2016 Meeting Seattle, WA April 16, 2016
    Mosaic Activating Mutations in FGFR1 Cause Encephalocraniocutaneous Lipomatosis 17th Seattle Developmental Biology Winter Symposium Seattle, WA Dec. 5, 2015
    Mosaicism, a New Frontier in Pediatric Genetics: How Many Mutations Are We Missing By Only Testing Our Patient's Blood? Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds presentation Seattle, WA July 23, 2015
    Genetic Testing Dilemmas Addressed by Leading Experts Happy Lab, Happy Life Lab Talk Series Seattle, WA July 21, 2015
    Impact of Somatic Mutations on Birth Defects Department of Genetic Medicine Retreat Seattle, WA Feb. 4, 2014
    Whole Exome Sequencing Identifies de Novo Mutations in GATA6 Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia New Orleans Children's Hospital Dept. of Genetics New Orleans, LA Oct. 18, 2013
    Exome sequencing and MIPS identify GATA6 as a novel gene responsible for congenital diaphragmatic hernia Northwest Genetics Exchange Vancouver, BC May 3, 2013
    GATA6, new candidate gene for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a common birth defect Department of Genetic Medicine Retreat Seattle, WA Feb. 26, 2013
    Autosomal Dominant Presentation of Wilson Disease Inborn Errors of Metabolism conference Seattle, WA Oct. 5, 2011
    A case of neonatal hepatosplenomegaly Northwest Genetics Exchange Vancouver, BC May 6, 2011
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Arnold Lee Smith Endowed Professorship for Research Faculty Development University of Washington $108,000 2017
    Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists $700,000 2016
    Pediatric Early Research Career (PERC) award Seattle Children's Research Institute $177,000 2015 - 2016


Board Certification(s)

Medical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics
Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics (M.D.)

Medical/Professional School

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


University of Washington, Seattle, WA