Dr Matthew Dorman
Matthew is a Staff Scientist within the Parasites and Microbes Programme at the Sanger Institute.
His job is to provide scientific expertise and support to the PaM Operations Team, to oversee laboratory experiments and their transition between groups and laboratories, and to provide direct managerial support to the Head of Programme. He also ensures the delivery of certain key grant-funded international research projects. He conducts experiments with high-risk bacterial pathogens at Containment Levels 2 and 3, trains staff to work safely in these environments, and contributes to methodological research and development within the team and the wider Institute.
Matt has been continuously based at Sanger since 2016, and has a background in prokaryotic functional genomics and molecular genetics, with specific expertise in Vibrio cholerae. He is very interested in infectious disease research in Latin America, and is tightly linked to ongoing collaborative projects and teaching activities in the region.
Matt is also a Lecturer and Official Fellow in Biology at Churchill College, Cambridge, having previously held a Junior Research Fellowship between Sanger and the College. There, he supervises first-year Biology undergraduates, mentors undergraduate and postgraduate students, and participates in the undergraduate admissions process. As the Dean of the College, he is responsible for student discipline. He has a particular interest in ensuring that undergraduates have opportunities to obtain real-world research experience.
Staff Scientist, PaM Operations Team; Wellcome Sanger Institute
Dean; Churchill College, Cambridge
Staff Scientist, Thomson Faculty; Wellcome Sanger Institute
College Lecturer and Official Fellow (Title A); Churchill College, Cambridge
PhD; University of Cambridge
Junior Research Fellow (Title B); Churchill College, Cambridge
Research Associate (part-time); Wellcome Sanger Institute
Joined the Sanger Institute 4-year PhD programme
Summer Intern; Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard Medical School), MA, USA
BA (mod) in Genetics; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland