Matthew is a “Michigander” born and raised. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, where he developed a passion for the broad field of protein engineering. He came to Tuscon in 2014 to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry under the guidance of Indraneel Ghosh, Ph.D. Matthew has multiple projects going on in the Ghosh lab, but his focus is the design of switchable protein kinases and phosphatases. It is the lab’s goal to use these engineered proteins to probe at cell signaling pathways and gain insight on their interactions. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys training for triathlons. Research can be a grind sometimes, and he believes the stamina he has developed through training has helped him succeed in lab.