Dr. Matthew Eddy – New Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology and Physical Chemistry Divisions

The UF Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Dr. Matthew Eddy as a new assistant professor in the divisions of chemical biology and physical chemistry. Dr. Eddy earned his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, mentored by Professor Manish Mehta, and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the laboratory of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) pioneer Professor Robert Griffin. Dr. Eddy was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Scholar in the laboratories of Nobel Laureate Professor Kurt Wuthrich at The Scripps Research Institute and Professor Raymond Stevens at the University of Southern California, where he leveraged an integrative structural biology approach to gain fresh insights into the functions of human G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Research in Dr. Eddy’s group at UF will focus around developing new tools for investigating the functions of human GPCRs and other cell surface receptors directly in their native environments, with a crucial role for advanced NMR spectroscopy applications. According to Dr. Eddy, the human proteome contains 826 different GPCRs, which control a wide array of physiological processes that make them one of the largest protein families targeted by FDA approved drugs. By investigating the structures and functions of GPCRs directly in their native environment, Dr. Eddy’s group will investigate how the synergy among human drugs, their receptors, and their cellular environment can be rationally controlled to develop new therapies.