Matthew Horton

Matthew Horton

Year Entered

Sugar Land, TX, USA

Undergraduate Degree
Louisiana State University, B.S. in Chemistry, 2015

Research Group

Current Research Focus
I am currently working on the total synthesis of a virulence factor.

Short Bio
I first became interested in chemistry in high school when taking AP chem. My interest in organic chemistry came a little late after an internship doing med chem the summer going into my senior year of undergrad. For my undergrad research, I worked on synthesizing polypeptoid block co-polymers from N-substituted N-carboxyanhydrides.

Why did you choose UNC Chemistry?
Between my two choices in grad schools, UNC had more professors (being a much larger institution) available should I not get my first choice.

What are your future plans?
After graduating, I would like to go into industry.