Christian Matranga was a member of the Zamore lab from 2002-2007. He is currently a Senior Scientist at Cogen Therapeutics.
Chris obtained his B.S. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He worked as a research associate at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute before obtaining his Ph.D. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.
Before joining Cogen, Chris was a research scientist in the Infectious Disease Program of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, working in partnership with the Sabeti Lab. The main focus of Chris’ work at the Broad was viral genomics; he developed methods currently used for next-generation sequencing of RNA viruses including Lassa and Ebola, work that was of particular importance during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.