Matt received his BSc in Biology from McMaster University, where he worked with Prof. Sigal Balshine. He then came to UBC to work with Prof. Soma and completed his PhD in 2015. With the support of CIHR scholarships, he studied local production of glucocorticoids in the immune system of birds and mice. Matt then worked as a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH and explored glucocorticoid functions in lymphocytes, which are critical for adaptive immunity.

Matt is currently a Research Associate at Cornell University.

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