Bio: David Mathews graduated with a Physics BS degree from the University of Rochester in 1994. He was then accepted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D.-Ph.D.) at the University of Rochester Medical School. In 2002, he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry for his study of RNA structure and stability in Douglas Turner's lab. In 2003, he received his MD. After a year's post-doctoral with David Case, studying RNA dynamics at The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, he returned for a faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics in the Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research. Dr. Mathews' group concentrates on the Computational Biology of RNA.