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Ben Matthews


Ben Matthews is a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior at The Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He joined the laboratory, run by Leslie Vosshall, in 2010 to study the mosquito Aedes aegypti, a vector of mosquito-borne diseases including Zika virus, Dengue Fever, and Chikungunya. Matthews has adapted genome editing techniques, including CRISPR, to investigate the genes and neural circuits that control egg-laying and host-seeking behaviors in the mosquito, and is broadly interested in the application of modern genetic technologies to interesting and important insects. He has a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from Columbia University, where he worked with Wes Grueber on the genetic basis of neuronal patterning, and a BS in Biology from the California Institute of Technology.

Past Programs Featuring Ben Matthews

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm