Matt is an M.D./Ph.D. student in Cancer Biology in the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program. Matt attended Washington University in St. Louis and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He is a National Merit Scholar and a recipient of the Washington University Eisler Research Award for students in leukemia research. The goal of Matt’s project is to utilize genomics approaches to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms by which loss of the long arm of chromosome 7, one of the most common karyotypic abnormalities in myeloid malignancies, contributes to disease development. He is also working on developing in vivo models of 7q loss. He is supported by the MSTP Training Grant NIH/NIGMs T32 GM007281 and the NIH F30 HL158035. Matt is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Divisional Teaching Assistantship Award in The Biological Sciences Division, the 2022 Robert E. Priest Fellowship award, the 2023 ISEH travel award, and 2023 Fitch Travel Award. Follow @MattJotte on Twitter.