Congratulations to Matthew Cruz for being selected for the 2020 Elson Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elliot Elson

Matthew CruzMr. Matthew A. Cruz joined the lab of Dr. Gregory Bowman in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics where he studies the relationship between an ebolavirus protein’s structural dynamics and its function. Through computational and experimental techniques he is measuring how changes in protein dynamics affect RNA binding. Matthew is applying this research to find drugs that disrupt protein dynamics to combat ebolavirus infections.

Matthew received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University in 2017. He then joined the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology program.