Matt is originally from Hertfordshire and moved to Birmingham in 2018 to complete his undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham. He graduated with an MSci in Biochemistry. His interests in the molecular mechanisms of how pathogens cause disease brought him to the Grainger Lab to complete his PhD. His work investigates the transcription regulation of lifestyle changes in V. cholerae. Matt is funded by the BBSRC as part of the MIBTP.