Matthew Skerritt

Associate Professor


Phone: 607.962.9538
Office: Schuyler 216B


Dr. Matthew Skerritt completed his BS in Biochemistry from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, and his MA in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology from Binghamton University. He then obtained his PhD in Biophysics from the University at Buffalo, specializing in cardiac electrophysiology. 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 teaches courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, and Genetics and maintains an active research program in genomics.

Dr. Skerritt is Head Coach of the SUNY Corning Community College Men's Cross Country team and is faculty advisor for the Beta Beta Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Affiliated Courses:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIOL 1210 & BIOL 1220)
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 2050)
  • Genetics (BIOL 2060)

Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • 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. Trends in Genetics 2016; 33: 81-85.

  • 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.

  • Hovind LJ, Skerritt MR, Campbell DL. Kv4.3 N-terminal deletion mutant delta 2-39: Effects on inactivation and recovery characteristics in both the absence and presence of KChIP2b. Channels 2011; 5: 43-55.