Matthew Simon

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (starting next year)

Biographical Info

Matt grew up in Ann Arbor, MI and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. He commuted between Berkeley and UCSF, working with Kevan Shokat developing chemical methods to make synthetic chromatin substrates to study the biochemistry of epigenetics. He continued this work as a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation post doctoral fellow in Robert Kingston's laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where his interests expanded to include large non-coding RNAs and their impact on chromatin. He is part of the Chemical Biology Institute on Yale's West Campus, and The Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, where his group's research focuses on developing new chemical and biochemical means of investigating long non-coding RNAs and their influence on chromatin biology.


Education & Training

B.A.
Tufts University (1999)
Ph.D.
University of California at Berkeley (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (2007)

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