Chris Matranga is a research scientist who is collaborating closely with the Sabeti Lab. Chris is interested in all things RNA, especially how it may be used as a therapeutic tool and as a molecular target for the prevention and treatment of viral disease. A trained biochemist and molecular biologist, Chris studied the underlying mechanisms of the RNAi pathway as a PhD student at UMass Medical School. He continued on this path as a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University where he conducted structure-function analyses of RNA helicases relevant to viral innate immunity and RNAi. He is currently working with Joshua Levin's group in the Genome Sequencing and Analysis Program at the Broad. Chris is developing methods that will support viral genomic projects in the Sabeti Lab.
When away from the bench, Chris enjoys spending time at home with his young family, and finding time for a pickup hockey game at least once a week.