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Matthew V. Cannon, PhD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Microbiology and Immunology


Health Sciences Facility III, 670 West Baltimore St, Baltimore 21201

Phone (Primary):


Education and Training

1999 – 2003 B.S., Biology, University of Akron

2003 – 2006 M.S., Pathology, University of Rochester

2006 – 2011 Ph.D., Pathobiology, Auburn University

2011 – 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

2016 – 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, Baltimore

2017 – present Research Associate, University of Maryland, Baltimore


My research focuses on the application of massively parallel sequencing technologies to interesting biological problems in the areas of environmental DNA and parasitology. Through a combination of molecular biology, bioinformatics and programming I aim to provide insight into questions that would be challenging to approach otherwise.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Metabarcoding, Parasitology, Environmental DNA, Bioinformatics, Genomics