Matthew Benjamin Neu, B.S.Home Address:6516 SW 93 Ave Home phone: (352) 371-0110Gainesville, FL 32608 Cell phone: (352) 363-0212E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCurrent PositionPostbacc IRTA at the National Institutes of Health (Jan 2013-Present) • Neurogenetics research in the lab of Dr. Carsten Bonnemann • Responsibilities include assisting with patient visits, exome sequence acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, laboratory validation of suspected disease variants, and clinical office administration.EducationUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HONORS PROGRAM (Bachelor of Science, 2012) Gainesville, FL • Microbiology and Cell Science Major-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Cum Laude • Bioinformatics Minor-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Associate of Arts in Honors • Coursework in Major/Minor: General Chemistry 1,2 with labs, Physics with Calculus 1, 2 with labs, General Biology 1,2 with Honors lab, Organic Chemistry 1 with lab, Microbiology with Lab, Statistics 1, Calculus 1, 2, 3, Differential Equations, Molecular Genetics, General Virology, Astrobiology, Bacterial Genome Sequencing, Python Programming for Biologists, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Medical Terminology, Independent Bioinformatics Research, Advanced Independent Bioinformatics Research • Teaching: TA for Microbiology Lab, Spring 2011 • Coursework beyond Major/Minor studies: Forensic Science, Forensic Anthropology, Biomedical Ethics, Cultural Anthropology, HHMI Honors Biology Lab, 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills, HHMI Science for Life Seminar, In Search of Magic Bullets (Honors Drug Development Course), Pasteur’s Legacy (Study Abroad course-Paris), Linear Algebra • Intensive PhD level courses: 3rd Course on Cytoskeleton, Institut Curie, Paris June 2011 • Languages: English (native), French (general fluency, by education)Awards and Honors • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science for Life Intramural Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2009)-Awarded to exceptional undergraduates to promote early collegiate scientific research in the life sciences. 2000$ stipend. • HHMI-UF Science for Life Extramural Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2011)-Awarded to exceptional undergraduates with an outstanding research background to perform research at any location worldwide. 6000$ stipend+many expenses paid (Used to perform research at Curie Institute, Paris, France) • HHMI-UF Science for Life Presentation Award (2009)-Given to HHMI Intramural awardees who present their research at a national/international conference. 500$ Award • Nominated for Cless Best of the Best Award for outstanding oral presentations at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2009 international annual research conference. Nominated by Dr. Ljubimov, Director, Ophthalmology Research Laboratories, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine. • HHMI-UF Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event-1st Place Overall (2010). Undergraduate poster session involving 130 students from universities around the country presenting their research to a peer panel of judges. 1000$ Award. • HHMI-UF Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event-1st Place Overall (2012). Undergraduate poster session involving 130 students from universities around the country presenting their research to a peer panel of judges. 1250$ Award. • UF University Scholars Program Fellowship (2010). Awarded to exceptional undergraduates to conduct research in their respective field. $2000 Stipend • UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Charles Vincent & Heidi Cole McLaughlin Endowment Scholarship (2010)-Awarded to exceptional students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences based on academic record. $1000 Award • HHMI-UF Science for Life Extramural Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2012)-Awarded to exceptional undergraduates with an outstanding research background to perform research at any location worldwide. 4000$ stipend+many expenses paid (Used to perform research at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA) • HHMI-UF Science for Life Publication Award (2012)-Given to HHMI awardees who have published a co-authored original research article. 500$ Award (For Per2 Mutation Recapitulates the Vascular Phenotype of Diabetes in the Retina and Bone Marrow, published in Diabetes, 2012)
• National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Intramural Training Award (2013-2014)Previous Research ExperienceLab of Dr. Maria Grant-Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida (2008-Present)/Lab of Dr. Daniel Louvard/Dr. Danijela Vignjevic, Institut Curie, Paris France (Summer-Fall 2011)/Lab of Dr. Isaac Kohane/Dr. Sek Won Kong Harvard Medical School/Childrens Hospital Boston (Summer2012) • Advisers: Dr. Daniel Purich (Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Dr. Maria Grant (Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics) • Undergraduate Research Assistant-involving all responsibilities of a researcher, including weekly lab meeting attendance and frequent presentations regarding current research in the field. • Copyedited Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis & Control: A Reference of Theory and Best-Practice Methods by Dr. Daniel Purich for which I was granted a small stipend and am listed in the acknowledgements. • Coordinator for “Diabetes and Cancer Journal Club”, a journal club that meets weekly to present and discuss topics related to the conceptual links between diabetes and cancer pathogenesis, treatment, and current research. • Performed International Fellowship at the Institut Curie in Paris, France under Dr. Danijela Vignjevic in Dr. Daniel Louvard’s Lab. HHMI Funded June-December, 2011. • Accepted into and attended the 3rd Intensive Cytoskeleton Course, June 6-10 2011, Paris, France • Performed Extramural Fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Childrens Hospital Boston in Boston, MA under Dr. Sek Won Kong under Isaac Kohanes labPublicationsOriginal Research Articles • Ashay D. Bhatwadekar, Yuanqing Yan, Xiaoping Qi, Jeffrey S. Thinschmidt, Matthew B. Neu, Sergio Li Calzi, Lynn C Shaw, James M. Dominiguez, Julia V. Busik Choogon Lee, Michael E. Boulton Maria B. Grant. Per2 Mutation Recapitulates the Vascular Phenotype of Diabetes in the Retina and Bone Marrow. Diabetes. Submitted Feb 17, 2012, Accepted July 16, 2012. (2010 Impact Factor 8.889)Review Articles • Lynn C. Shaw, Matthew B. Neu, Maria B. Grant. “Cell-Based Therapies for Diabetic Retinopathy” Current Diabetes Reports. Springer. 2011 Aug;11(4):265-74. • Sergio Li Calzi, Matthew B. Neu, Lynn C. Shaw, Jennifer Kielczewski, NI Moldovan, Maria B. Grant. “EPCs and pathological angiogenesis: when good cells go bad.” Microvascular Research. Feb 25, 2010. 79(3):207-16. • Sergio Li Calzi, Matthew B. Neu, Lynn C. Shaw, Maria B. Grant. “Endothelial progenitor dysfunction in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy: treatment concept to correct diabetes-associated deficit.” The EPMA Journal. Apr 13, 2010. Vol 1-1.Textbook Chapters • Sergio Li Calzi, Matthew Neu, Lynn C. Shaw, Maria B. Grant. “Correction of Diabetes-Induced Endothelial Progenitor Dysfunction to Promote Retinal Vascular Repair” (Chapter in “New Strategies to Advance Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM. Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine Volume 3, 2013, pp 147-174) Springer, 2013 • Jeffey R Harris, Matthew B. Neu, Michael E. Boulton, Maria B. Grant. “Transformation of Progenitor Cells for Treatment of Retinal Disease” [Chapter in: Studies on Retinal and Choroidal Disorders (Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice)] Edited by William Hauswirth, Tom Gardiner, Donald Armstrong, and Robert Stratton. Springer-Humana Press Feb 17, 2012. • Matthew B. Neu, Ashay Bhatwadekar, Reinhold Medina, Alan Stitt, Maria B. Grant. “Endothelial Progenitor Therapy: Innately Beneficial, Innately Complicated” (Chapter in: Therapy for Ocular Angiogenesis, Principles and Practice, edited by Arup Das and Thomas Friberg) Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. November 2010.
Conference Presentations-ProfessionalOral Presentations • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO, International Conference) May 3-7, 2009 Oral Presentation. Matthew B. Neu, Aqeela Afzal, Jennifer Kielczewski, Sugata Hazra, Lauren Kennedy, Maria Lansang, Maria B. Grant. Adenosine Modulates Endothelial Precursor Function: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy.Poster Presentations • American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions June 25-29th. (International Conference) Poster Presentation. Matthew B. Neu, Aqeela Afzal, Sugata Hazra, Jennifer Kielczewski, Lauren E. Kennedy, Maria C. Lansang, Michael E. Boulton, Alexander V. Ljubimov, Adenosine A2B Receptor (Ado2BR) Activation in Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) Promotes a Phenotypic Switch: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy. • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO, International Conference) May 1-5 2011 Matthew B. Neu, Sergio Li Calzi, Maria Grant, Daniel Purich. Enhanced Actin-Based Motility and Leading-Edge VASP Recruitment in Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells Treated with Sphingosine-1 Phosphate.Conference Presentations-UndergraduatePoster Presentations • Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event 2010 (CASE 2010) (UF/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sponsored Event in which over 130 undergraduates from around the country presented research to visitors and peer judges) Matthew B. Neu, Aqeela Afzal, Sugata Hazra, Jennifer Kielczewski, Lauren E. Kennedy, Maria C. Lansang, Mike Boulton, Maria B. Grant. Adenosine A2B Receptor Activation in Endothelial Progenitor Cells Promotes a Phenotypic Switch: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy. • Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event 2011 (CASE 2011). Matthew B Neu, Sergio Li Calzi, Daniel L Purich, Maria B Grant. Enhanced Actin-Based Motility and Leading-Edge VASP Recruitment in Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells Treated with Sphingosine-1 Phosphate • Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event 2012 (CASE 2012) Nadia Elkhatib, Matthew B Neu, Daniel Louvard, Danijela Vignjevic. Phosphorylation of Fascin is Necessary for Efficient Turnover of Focal Adhesions. • 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium-March 25th 2011. Matthew B Neu, Sergio Li Calzi, Daniel L Purich, Maria B Grant. Enhanced Actin-Based Motility and Leading-Edge VASP Recruitment in Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells Treated with Sphingosine-1 PhosphateClinical ExperienceNeurogenetics Group at National Institutes of Health • Assisting the Bonnemann group with clinical assessment and diagnosis of patients recruited to the NIH with undiagnosed/rare muscular disorders. Responsibilities include assisting with patient visits, exome sequence acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, laboratory validation of suspected disease variants, and clinical office administration.Pediatric Genetics Shadowing • Observing patient care under the guidance of Drs. Zori and Driscoll, genetic counselors and senior medical residents. Most of my time has been spent in craniofacial clinics/general pediatric genetics counseling,
specific counseling related to Prader-Willi syndrome, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. September- January 2012.Camp Boggy Creek • Cabin Counselor~280 hours. August 14-20th 2009, August 15-20th 2010 (Asthma, Kidney, IBD, Blended Week). Camp Boggy Creek is a free summer camp for children with serious medical conditions, with each week of camp hosting children with a different illness. As a cabin counselor, my responsibilities included 24 hour supervision of young campers with a variety of medical conditions (ages 10-12), taking them to and engaging them in various activities, accompanying them on visits to the on-site hospital (including during dialysis, etc.) and generally ensuring that the campers have as much fun as possible during their stay.