About “Matthew Simon”


Matthew 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 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)