Martin Matthew Matzuk, MD, PhD

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator, is the Stuart A. Wallace Chair and Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Associate Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Matzuk earned his B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago, his M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, performed residency training in pathology at the University of Pennsylvania, is a board-certified Clinical Pathologist, and is Director of Clinical Chemistry at Ben Taub General Hospital. Dr. Matzuk has co-authored more than 280 articles, many of which are in top tier biomedical journals. He is Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), has been an active reviewer for NIH and other governmental agencies, and served as Chair on the NIH CMIR study section. He has spoken at over 140 national and international symposia. He was the inaugural Ernst Knobil Lecturer at University of Pittsburgh, the inaugural Billie Fields Lecturer at the University of Illinois, and the Bruce Stewart Memorial Award Lecturer for the ASRM. His honors also include the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award from the Endocrine Society, the HypoCCS Award from Eli Lilly, the SSR Research Award, the Pfizer Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Founders Award Lecturer for the Society for Reproductive Biology, the Royal College Lectureship from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Roy O. Greep Award from The Endocrine Society, and a prestigious MERIT award from the NIH. Dr. Matzuk’s research focuses on deciphering the critical genes, proteins, and small RNAs that are involved in reproductive function and dysfunction including ovarian cancer. In the current OCRF Program Project Development grant, Dr. Matzuk has teamed up with investigators at Georgia Institute of Technology, The Methodist Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine to identify early serum biomarkers and metabolic changes in women with ovarian cancer.