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Nick Matinyan

Nick Matinyan

Postdoctoral Fellow (started February 1st, 2021)

nmatiny1 [at] jh.edu

Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
Hometown:  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC;  BS in Biology, BA in Chemistry 2009-2013
  • Graduate: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Program in Integrative Molecular Biomedical Sciences;
    Thesis Advisor: Koen J.T. Venken.
    Thesis: “Multiplexed Drug-based Selection and Counterselection Genetic Engineering in Drosophila melanogaster” 2014-2020

Awards/Fellowship/Grants:

  • Joshi Memorial Prize for Outstanding Research Talk, Verna and Marrs Mclean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Annual Departmental Retreat, Galveston, TX, Third place. (2017)
  • Training fellowship from the Integrative Molecular Biomedical Sciences program at Baylor College of Medicine, NIH T32 5T32GM008231-27

Research Interests:
Genetic engineering, synthetic biology, Drosophila, malaria, mosquitos, neuropeptide biology

Interests outside the lab:
Amateur bartender, mixology, tennis, books, gardening, hiking

Fun fact:
Lottery winner! My family won the Green card lottery in 1998 to immigrate to America.

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