Matthew Skerritt



Phone: 607.962.9538
Office: Schuyler 216B



  • SUNY Geneseo, Biochemistry, B.S. 
  • Binghamton University, Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology, M.A. 
  • University at Buffalo, Biophysics, Ph.D.

Dr. Skerritt conducted postdoctoral training in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of
Rochester, focused on cardiovascular disease prevention. He also completed a US Fulbright Scholar award to the United Arab Emirates to investigate, in collaboration with colleagues at the UAE University, cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in Abu Dhabi. 

Dr. Skerritt is Coordinator of the Honors Program.


My goal in the classroom is to facilitate the process by which students acquire, integrate, and critically evaluate knowledge and to then challenge students to apply that knowledge in original and independent ways.


Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II, Cell Biology, Genetics 
Cross Country 

Publications and Conference Presentations 

Croonquist P, Aragon AD, Falkenberg V, Minkovsky N, Sawa A, Skerritt MR, et al. The Genomics Education Partnership: First findings on genomics research in community colleges. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR); 2023, in press.

Lopatto D, Rosenwald AG, Burgess RC, Silver Key C, Van Stry M, Wawersik M, DiAngelo JR, Hark AT, Skerritt M, et al. Student Attitudes Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Genomics CURE. J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. 2022

Lopatto D, Rosenwald AG, DiAngelo JR, Hark AT, Skerritt MR, et al. Facilitating growth through frustration: Using genomics research in a course-based undergraduate research experience. J. Microbiol Biol Educ 2020; 21: 21.

Fleming JF, Skerritt MR. Detection of a Non-canonical Splice Site through Comparative Annotation of the Drosophila ficusphila Muller D Element.
[Poster] 44th Annual Fall Scientific Paper Session of the Rochester Academy of Science. 2017.

Elgin SCR, Hauser C, Holzen TM, Jones C, Kleinschmit A, Leatherman J, Genomics Education Partnership (including Skerritt MR). The GEP: Crowd-
sourcing big data analysis with undergraduates. Trend Genet 2016; 33: 81.

Buckley PM, Skerritt MR. Comparative annotation of a region of the Drosophila elegans Muller D element. [Poster] 43rd Annual Fall Scientific Paper Session of the Rochester Academy of Science. 2016.

Skerritt MR, Block RC, Pearson TA, Young KC. Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting utilization trends over time. BMC Neurol 2012; 12: 17.

Professional Organizations

The Genomics Education Partnership, The Empire State Association of Two-year College Biologists


SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2022

Ernie Danforth Award for Excellence in Assessment, May, 2017