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CMIDD Welcomes New Research Faculty

CMIDD is happy to welcome Dr. Matthew Katcher as a Research Assistant Professor. Matt has a strong background in medicinal chemistry and brings a skillset from both academia and industry. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University, after which he worked as a Medicinal Chemist in the oncology and neuroscience teams at Merck Research Laboratories for three years. In 2008 he began his graduate studies in the lab of Dr. Abigail Doyle at Princeton University conducting experimental and computational studies to elucidate the mechanism of nucleophilic fluorination methods used in the lab. Matt then worked as an NIH Fellow in the lab of Dr. Timothy Jamison at MIT, where he investigated the multi-step synthesis of ladder polyether natural products and initiated a project using photochemistry in continuous-flow conditions.

Matt is a valuable addition to the team whose overriding goal is to expand the Center’s relationship with biological investigators in need of medicinal chemistry expertise to translate basic discoveries into new therapeutics. In this role, he will evaluate new potential drug targets and generate proof of concept data that will lead to new external funding and commercialization.

Investigators that are interested in discussing new collaborations, research grant aims for potential projects, or project design should contact the Center at or submit the form below.