Helene Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D., completed her M.D. in 1989 and Ph.D (Doctor of Medicine) in 1991 at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She trained in high field magnetic resonance imaging at the Center for In Vivo Microscopy at Duke University Medical Center and went on to take her Family Medicine internship and residency in Anesthesiology, also at Duke University. Benveniste has been actively engaged in translational research for more than 20 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University. In 2016, Benveniste moved to Yale University, where she joined the Department of Anesthesiology. Benveniste’s research program at Yale is focused on understanding how the brain’s glymphatic system (implicated in metabolic waste removal) is affected during different states of arousal (sleep, anesthesia and emergence from anesthesia) and in neurodegenerative diseases.