Daniel Mattox

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HOMETOWN
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

LANGUAGES
English, German

THESIS MENTOR
Dr. Chris Bailley-Kellogg

FAVORITE PROTEIN
Griffithsin 

Crystal structure of Griffithsin; Credit: Daniel Mattox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTION
North Carolina University at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Biology

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
NASA Ames Research Center - USRA
Bioinformatics Intern
BioMedomics Inc.
Diagnostic Device Development
UNC School of Medicince - Dr. Teresa Tarrant
Research Assistant

DARTMOUTH QBS PROFILE

THESIS TITLE
Capturing Global Determinants of Lectin Specificity for the Development of Novel Therapeutics

CAREER TRACK(S)
Academia, Industry

AWARDS & TRAINING GRANTS
Burroughs-Wellcome Big Data in the Life Sciences Training Fellowship
NIH-Dartmouth Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Training Fellowship

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Python, R, MATLAB, Perl, Bash, Rosetta, PyMol, Parallel Computing, High Performance Computing Clusters

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Co-founder QuantBlitz (Dartmouth Data Analytics Club)
Graduate Student Council Representative for QBS
Member of Dartmouth Outing Club
Science Scholars Peer Mentor

 


QBS PhD Experience

Electives
COSC 186: Computational Structural Biology, ENGS 163: Advanced Protein Engineering, QBS177/MATH 177: Methods of Statistical Learning for Big Data, UNSG 300: Communicating Science, MICR 144: Cellular & Molecular Basis of Immunity

Publications
Google Scholar
Poster Presentations

  • 3rd Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth (2017) 
  • 5th Norris Cotton Cancer Center Scientific Retreat (2016)

Oral Presentations

  • Detecting differentially activated miRNAs from proteomics data in response to spaceflight stresses (American Society for Space and Gravitational Research, 2018, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)


My Interests

"My research interests include understanding how and why proteins interact with different molecules, then leveraging and validating insights to alter protein functions in beneficial ways."

RESEARCHER I ADMIRE
Linus Pauling

Why QBS?

"I chose QBS because of the amount of cool research going on, the natural beauty of the area, the strength of the cross disciplinary training, and the genuine warmth of all the students and faculty I met when interviewing."

FAVORITE QBS CLASS
QBS 175/COSC 175: Foundations of Bioinformatics II

Life @ Dartmouth

WHEN I AM NOT IN LAB 
"I am exploring the lovely New England outdoors with my amazing fiancée and our two happy pups."