Matthew Pipkin

Dr. Pipkin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL. The Pipkin lab is focused on clarifying how regulation of chromatin structure and transcription controls the gene expression programs that drive differentiation of naïve CD8 T cells into effector and memory cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). The lab has developed and applied methods to map nucleosomes at unprecedented resolution, and to comprehensively identify chromatin regulatory factors controlling CTL differentiation during acute infections in mice using the first-ever pooled in vivo RNA interference screens in CD8 T cells. Dr. Pipkin earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Mathias Lichtenheld; he trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently as an Instructor at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in the laboratories of Dr. Anjana Rao.