Matt is a former PhD student of Rita Horvath where he studied mechanisms of disease in hereditary neuropathies (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) utilising patient tissue, patient derived cellular models and bioinformatic approaches. Matt graduated in December 2021.
Prior to this, Matt studied degrees in Pharmacology B.Sc. and Neuroscience M.Sc. at Newcastle University, after which he joined the lab of Rita Horvath, moving with the laboratory to Cambridge in winter 2018.
Matt is now a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Alejandro Chavez at Columbia University, developing & utilising high throughput CRISPR-based platforms to identify novel genetic effectors of neurodegeneration