Senior Research Fellow
Matias’ work in the lab involves development of genome engineering of stem cell models as well as studying the 3D & 4D mapping of chromatin folding. He cycles into the lab to work on his numerous projects involving the CRISR technology. Matias also helps Zenia to manage the activities of the Foo-lab at GIS. He was the lab WHS representative from 2013-2016 and continues to be a member of the GIS Rec Club committee. Matias was awarded the BMRC Young Investigator Grant 2016 for CRISPR/Cas9-based high throughput screening for regulators of chromatin organisation.
Matias completed his PhD studies in the Epigenetics and Development lab, in the IRDB at Imperial College. Matias is married and outside the lab enjoys board games. He also plays Ultimate Frisbee, where he has represented Singapore at the national team level in the World Beach Ultimate Championships in Dubai 2015 (Open division) and in the World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London 2016 (Masters division).