Matt is originally from Groton, Massachusetts and completed his B.S. in Biology at St. Lawrence University in 2014. He joined the Weathers Lab at WPI in the summer of 2014 to begin his PhD. Matt's research focuses on the antimalarial drug artemisinin produced by the ancient Chinese herb Artemisia annua. He is seeking to determine how bioavailability of the drug differs when it is orally delivered as pure drug vs. dried powdered leaves of A. annua.