Paul is a Massachusetts lifer, never having lived outside of a two-mile radius from the hospital in which he was born. Despite this embarrassingly parochial upbringing, Paul has managed to experience a broad scientific training from a series of mentors to whom he remains incredibly grateful. For his doctoral work, under Mike Greenberg’s mentorship, he characterized mechanisms of synapse development and function relevant to human neurological disorders. Upon graduating from Mike’s lab, he joined Bob Datta’s lab, and ever since he has been investigating the mechanisms by which mammals respond appropriately to exteroceptive and interoceptive chemical cues.
Cesar recently graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in French. As an undergraduate he researched a variety of important questions in biology including sphingolipid metabolism in plants, Alzheimer's Disease, and infectious diseases. In the Greer Lab, he will be taking advantage of his impressive, diverse lab skills and strong interest in biochemistry to elucidate the functional role of MS4A chemoreceptors in microglia.
Matthew was born in California and grew up there until he relocated to Boston to attend Northeastern University, where he continues to pursue his passion for science. In his spare time he enjoys studying a variety of fencing disciplines, including Italian rapier and 14th century German longsword, as well as reading, playing games, and dining with friends.