Matt grew up in Warrington, in the North West of England. He completed his MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. For his final year project, in Jason Schnell’s lab, he sought to understand how a member of the Hsp40 chaperone family, DnaJB6b, oligomerised using a variety of biophysical techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and dynamic light scattering (DLS), and he was also introduced to mass photometry, a novel technology for characterising the molecular weights of proteins and protein complexes in solution. Matt joined the DNA Replication Group in October 2021 as PhD student to investigate helicase loading using mass photometry. He is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in partnership with Refeyn. Outside of the lab, Matt enjoys running, playing volleyball and spending time with friends.