Kenneth Matreyek, PhD
Kenny obtained his B.Sc. at UCLA, and a PhD in Virology from Harvard. He was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow in the Genome Sciences Department at the University of Washington.
Interests: Contemporary music. Soccer. Running. Hiking. Tide pooling. Data analysis. Woodworking. Gardening (ie. cultivating his plant army).
Favorite Bands: Jason Isbell, IDLES, Against Me!, Death Cab, Mitski, PUP, …
Personal website: www.visualizedlife.com
Sarah obtained her B.Sc. at the University of Toledo, and has many years of bioengineering experience.
Interests: Taekwondo (black belt), comedy, creative writing, and science communication & education
Nidhi obtained her M.Sc. in Biotechnology at MSU Baroda, India and PhD in Cancer Biology at Central Drug Research Institute in Lucknow, India. She is interested in exploring the pathophysiology of chronic and viral diseases.
Interests: Gardening, crafting and cooking.
Nisha obtained her B.Sc. in Biotechnology from University at Buffalo, and started at CWRU in the fall of 2020. She is studying the STIM1-Orai1 pathway of store-operated Ca2+ entry.
Interests: Dance, baking and miscellaneous arts and crafts.
Olivia obtained her associates degree in biotechnology science from Lakeland Community College.
Interests: Cooking / Baking, Clarinet.
Anna Bruchez, PhD
Anna obtained her B.Sc. at MIT, and a PhD in Virology from Harvard. She is the resident Ebola virologist and expert on viral entry mechanisms.
We are always looking for passionate scientists and students to join our team.
Postdoctoral researchers: Please email Kenny directly to inquire about open positions.
Graduate students: We accept students though the Case Western Biomedical Sciences Training Program and the Medical Scientist Training Program.
Undergraduate students: We currently lack space / bandwidth to accept additional undergraduate students at this time. Hopefully in 2022!
Additional staff: We are potentially hiring additional research staff in the latter half of 2021. Please contact Kenny if you are interested.
Undergraduate (Comp Sci and Chemistry)
Starting his PhD at the Rice University Dept of Bioengineering (as of 5/4/2022)
Matreyek and Bruchez labs photos
<- Geeks who (mostly do not) drink at Boss Dog Brewery, July 13, 2021.
“The Cloneheads” got 10th place out of 20 teams; a full 10 places higher than we expected to be!