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Matt Simon, PhD

Associate Professor Tenure; Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Associate Professor of Institute of Biomolecular Design & Discovery

Contact Information

Matt Simon, PhD

Lab Location

  • 100 West Campus Drive, Ste MIC 214
    Orange, CT 06477

Office Locations

Mailing Address

  • Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

    Yale's Chemical Biology Institute, P.O. BOX 27392

    West Haven, CT 06516-7392

    United States



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. In 2012 he joined the faculty at Yale. He is part of the Institute for Bimolecular Design & Discovery 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 regulated gene expression at the level of chromatin and RNA biology.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of California at Berkeley, Chemistry (2006)
  • BA
    Tufts University, Biochemistry (1999)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Post Doctoral FellowshipHelen Hay Whitney Foundation2007

Departments & Organizations