Contact Information

(631) 632-8014


Stony Brook University
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology,
412 Life Sciences Building
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215

David Q. Matus, PhD
Matus Research Lab

David Q. Matus, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Stony Brook University

Research Program

Oncogenic Drivers and Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis


Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Interest

My lab has continued to expand upon his work as a postdoc, examining the interplay between cell proliferation and cell invasion, using C. elegans as a model system paired with CRISPR/Cas9-genome engineering, genetics, and live-cell imaging approaches. Our group are also interested in trying to understand how cell cycle state impinges upon cell behavior, in C. elegans, but also in many other organisms and during cancer progression. We have a long-standing collaboration, funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, examining the role of cell cycle arrest and invasive behavior in worms, zebrafish and cancer cells. 


BS: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 
PhD: Zoology University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 
Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC


A complete list of publications can be found HERE.