Connect Conference & Show Floor Educational Sessions

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  • Matthew Shoulders Ph.D.Whitehead Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of ChemistryMassachusetts Institute of Technology

    Matt Shoulders is the Whitehead Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. He is also an Investigator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Skeletal Research, a member of the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. The Shoulders Lab studies molecular mechanisms of proteostasis maintenance in metazoan cells, developing new methods to modulate the cellular protein folding machinery and applying those methods to answer challenging, disease-relevant biological questions. Amongst other honors, Prof. Shoulders is a recipient of the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Smith Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research. He is currently the 56th Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar. Prior to beginning his independent position at MIT in 2012, Prof. Shoulders was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Jeffery Kelly's chemical biology research group at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. He conducted his Ph.D. research in organic chemistry with Prof. Ronald Raines at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was an American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellow and a USA Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellow. Prof. Shoulders earned his B.S. in chemistry Summa cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2004.