Matt has studied viruses since 1993, when he was an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of John P Burand at the University of Massachusetts. There he explored mechanisms of baculovirus replication. In graduate school at Columbia University, he studied retroviruses and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the lab of Steve Goff. In 2003, he joined the lab of Charlie Rice at the Rockefeller University as a Charles H. Revson and Kimberly Lawrence-Netter Can Research Discovery Fund Award postdoctoral fellow. There he continued to study the interface between HCV and its host. In 2008, Matt was named a finalist in the postdoctoral category of the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists. Matt started his lab in the Department of Microbiology of the Icahn School of Medicine in 2008. Since then, he has been named a Pew Scholar by the Pew Charitable Trusts, a Kavli Fellow by the The Kavli Foundation and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a 2014 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Award by the American Society for Virology, and a Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Current lab members:
Marion Sourisseau, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow
Megan Schwarz – Postbac researcher and lab manager
Matthew Chambers – Predoctoral MD/PhD student
Essanna Gray – Predoctoral PhD student
Michael Espino – PREP Scholar
Past lab members:
Sharon Hopcraft, PhD – currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Blossom Damania
Benjamin Israelow, MD/PhD – currently at the Yale Physician Scientist Residency program with fellowship in Infectious Disease
Tien-Huei Hsu, PhD – currently an Assistant Medical Director at Health Science Communications
Chris Narbus – earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ana Parra-Martin – earned a a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary STEM at Tufts University
Zerina Kratovac – currently Founder, Intuitive Healer and Counselor, Zerina Healing and Development Associate at Services for the UnderServed
Future lab members:
You? – We are always interested in adding new excited and creative scientists.