Matthew McCarroll, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Kokel Lab


After receiving his B.S. in Molecular Biology from Portland State University in 2005, Dr. McCarroll was a research assistant for three years in the lab of Dr. Ashlee Moses, where he studied how HIV evades the immune system through the aid of the accessory protein VPU.

During graduate school at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Dr. McCarroll studied the origins of cranial sensory organs in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Nechiporuk. He received his Ph.D. in February 2014. Dr. McCarroll is currently a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. David Kokel. His main research focus is to develop high-throughput behavioral assays that will aid in the discovery of new neuroactive compounds.

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