Matthew W. Mitchell, PhD

Program Manager

Matthew Mitchell, Ph.D., is the Co-Principal Investigator of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Human Genetic Cell Repository at Coriell, an extensive collection representing more than 1,000 unique human diseases. The Human Genetic Cell Repository contains more than 11,500 cell lines and 6,000 DNA samples focusing on heritable diseases.

Matt is also Co-Principal Investigator of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research, a collection which includes DNA samples and cell lines from the populations used for the International HapMap Project, the HapMap 3 Project and the 1000 Genomes Project.

Prior to joining Coriell, Matt was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania where his work focused on developing new methodologies to study microbial genomics. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biology at Drexel University where he studied the population genomics and evolutionary history of wild chimpanzees in Central Africa.

Matt received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Music from Colby College in Waterville, ME, and his doctoral degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany in Albany, NY. Prior to starting his graduate work, Matt also worked as a laboratory technician at the Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA.