Disney Scripps Florida

A Scripps Researcher Based in Florida

About Disney Scripps Florida

Leveraging years of experience as an organic chemist, Matthew Disney performs research as a tenured faculty member with The Scripps Research Institute of Jupiter, Florida. In his academic role, Mr. Disney studies matters related to RNA and its potential as a target for therapies treating diseases like type 1 myotonic dystrophy. While with Scripps, the Florida researcher has secured several grants, including those from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Fidelity Bioscience Research Initiative, and the National Institutes of Health.

Previous to establishing himself as scholar, Matthew Disney enrolled at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, where he earned his bachelor of arts in chemistry. Following that, he studied chemistry and biophysical chemistry through the University of Rochester, where he earned both his master's of science and doctorate degrees. Continuing his education, he pursued postdoctoral training in organic chemistry with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Over his career, Dr. Disney has won several awards recognizing the quality of his research from the likes of the American Chemical Society and the University of Buffalo.

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