Matt Cowan is currently a PhD candidate in biology and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of William & Mary. As a cell biologist he studies the molecular mechanisms for how human cells move in diverse physical environments. He serves as president of the Biology Graduate Student Association and is a member of the Public Policy Committee with the American Society for Cell Biology. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a professional photographer and artist, and before that worked with a health R&D company to implement electronic health record software. Matt is interested in how scientific research can inform policy. He also likes learning about the ways that seemingly abstract research affects our daily lives, and translating science for others. In his free time he enjoys hiking, rock climbing and street photography.
Last Updated: July 2023