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B.S. 1984, University of Arizona. Major Subjects: Cellular and Developmental Biology and
M.S. 1990, Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School. Major Subject: Toxicology
Ph.D. 1996, University of Arizona. Major Subject: Neuroscience
2012-present, Associate Scientifc Editor, Cell Press, Cambridge, MA.
2011-2012, Freelance Scientifc Editor, Cactus Communications, Trevose, PA.
2009, Interim Assistant Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School, Grand Rapids, MI.
2002-2011, Visiting Scientist and Adjunct Instructor, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI.
2001-2011, Assistant/Associate Professor, Biology Department, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
2000-2001, Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, Boston College.
1999-2001, Research Fellow in Medicine (Pathology), Massachusetts General Hospital, Research
Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School.
1996-1999, Research Fellow in Medicine (Neurology), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Research
Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School.
1992-1996, Graduate Research Associate, Program in Neuroscience, University of Arizona.
1991-1992, Graduate Research Assistant/Associate, Program in Neuroscience, University of Arizona.
1989-1990, Graduate Fellow/Teaching Assistant, Program in Neuroscience, University of Arizona.
1986-1989, Graduate Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University.
1984-1986, Research Technician, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arizona.
Regulation of axonal caliber, neuroflament content and nuclear localization in mature sensory
neurons by nerve growth factor. (1991) B.G. Gold, W.C. Mobley and S.F. Matheson. J.
Steroid hormone enhancement of neurite outgrowth in identifed insect motor neurons involves
specifc effects on growth cone form and function.. (1999) S.F. Matheson and R.B. Levine J.
Differential antigen expression during metamorphosis in the tripartite olfactory system of the African
clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. (1999) M.A. Petti, S.F. Matheson and G.D. Burd. Cell Tissue Res.
The adhesion signaling molecule p190 RhoGAP is required for morphogenetic processes in neural
development. (2000) M.R. Brouns, S.F. Matheson, I Delalle, V.S. Caviness, Jr., J. Silver, R.T.
Bronson and J. Settleman. Development 127:4891-4903.
p190 RhoGAP is the major Src substrate in brain and regulates axon outgrowth, guidance, and
fasciculation. (2001) M.R. Brouns*, S.F. Matheson* and J. Settleman. Nature Cell Biol. 3:361367. (*co-frst authors)
Lulu. Alberts. J. 24 March 2011. M. Tibes. Poster at the 2006 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.M.F. Evaluation of the neuroprotective potential of microtubule stabilization in a mouse model of ALS. J. Wallar. Matheson. Brouns. Alberts. K. L. DeWard.D. (2008) Reports of the National Center for Science Education 28:37-38. R. Takami.R. C. Fine. West.A. Brouns. The role of formins in human disease. Lash-VanWyhe. C.E. Poster at the 2011 Meeting of the Chicago chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Alberts. R. Oncogene 28:3429–3441. Matheson. Pruim. 2:865. Biol. M. Expression patterns of mDia1 and mDia2 in the developing mouse brain. K.F. Settleman. D. (2009) K. Classon. They selected teosinte and got corn…excellent! (2008) In The Open Laboratory: The Best Science Writing on Blogs 2007 (R. DeWard. R. Neurosci.F.S. Matheson. S.). Sordella. (2006) S.-Q. Neuronal expression and localization of FHOD1 in murine neuroblastoma cells. 5q– myelodysplastic syndromes: chromosome 5q genes direct a tumor-suppression network sensing actin dynamics.M. A. (2002) R. Distinct but overlapping functions for the closely related p190 RhoGAPs in neural development. L. Matheson. VanderHeide and J. Ed.F. Kent. Ed. M. BlastEd: integrating biology and computation. Hu. Matheson. Recent abstracts p190RhoGAP is the major tyrosine-phosphorylated protein in the mouse brain and is required for normal neural development. Poster at the 2006 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. (2010) A. Dykema.D. before and after differentiation.Articles (continued) Modulation of CREB activity by the Rho GTPase regulates cell and organism size during mouse embryonic development. Neuman. Odumosu and A. Poster at the 2005 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Brouns. S. Soc. Dev.S. Cesko and S.D.F.S. Biochim Biophys Acta 1803:226-233. bah! What about Darwin’s tomatoes? (2009) In The Open Laboratory: The Best Science Writing on Blogs 2008 (J.com. K. Settleman.). Lulu. VanderHeide and S. 24 March 2011. Cell 2:553-565. Ludema. Dev.F. Adams. Other publications (selected) Review: Beyond the Firmament. Matheson and R.Q.J. Wenstrom. Formin expression in human and mouse neuroblastoma cells. Eisenmann. Matheson and A. Sordella. .J. 20 May 2005. K. S. S.F. N. Matheson and A. K. 2002. Matheson. Y.F. B. 28:538-550. M. R. (2008) J. S.A. Neurosci. N. J. A. Hu.F. 19 May 2006. Computing Sciences in Colleges 24:47-54.J. L. B. Abstr. Matheson and J. 19 May 2006. Furge and A. J. Zhang.F. S. Matheson. Dual actin remodeling activities for the Diaphanous-related formins in Rho signaling: mDia2 regulates both Arp2/3 and eEF1A. Piegols and S. Glupker and S. Cell 13:316a. Yamada and J. Matheson.com. Schepers. Rohn. Suppression of mDia1 (DRF1) protein expression inhibits neurite outgrowth in murine neuroblastoma cells. 1997. Poster at the 2011 Meeting of the Chicago chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Cartwright.F. H. Settleman. Alberts. Eisenmann. Mol.R. Finches. S.
cell biology. Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award. including primary neuronal culture and cell lines • Handling. Acquisition of a Fluorescence Microscope and Imaging System for Faculty Research and Undergraduate Research Training. Co-principal investigator. I have a strong interest in human disease. National Science Foundation. and developmental biology. R15 AREA Grant. 1996. MRI Grant. genetic engineering Presented numerous extracurricular lectures to various audiences Received exemplary teaching evaluations Prepared instructor’s manual for Van Andel Institute Graduate School Research interests and expertise My primary interests lie in neurobiology. and dissection of rodents (adult and prenatal) • Broad set of techniques in cell biology. design and use of plasmid vectors. 2005. National Science Foundation. Roles of Diaphanous-Related Formins in Neurite Outgrowth. Acquisition of a Flow Cytometer for Cell Biology Research and Undergraduate Research Training. human physiology. RNA interference (siRNA and lentiviral delivery). Acquisition of Electrophysiology Patch-Clamp Equipment to Support Cross-Disciplinary Research and Undergraduate Research Training. image analysis • Broad set of techniques in molecular biology. morphometry. 2004. Teaching and curricular development Taught numerous undergraduate courses (Calvin College): genetics. National Insitutes of Health. research in developmental neurobiology Taught graduate course (Van Andel Institute Graduate School): Leukemia Designed/developed new undergraduate courses (Calvin College): Developmental biology. including subcloning. Co-principal investigator. and seek to combine intentionally translational approaches with a healthy respect for basic science and model systems. extensive computing expertise • Superior communication skills . National Science Foundation. qPCR (TaqMan). immunofuorescence. 2004. minds/brains/consciousness Developed several curricular modules (Calvin College): stem cells.Grants and Awards National Institutes of Health. Tuskegee experiment. including protein blotting. research in developmental neurobiology. basic bioinformatics and sequence analysis Additional skills and experience: • Confocal microscopy and some electron microscopy • Rodent neuroanatomy and histology • Biostatistics and data analysis • Basic behavioral analysis • Basic fow cytometry • Superior writing and editing skills. 2003. surgery. cell biology. general biology. MRI Grant. Primary skills: • Mammalian cell culture. light microscopy. Principal investigator. transfection and viral transduction. MRI Grant. design and use of lentiviral vectors. Principal investigator.
Rutgers University. Flinn Foundation Fellowship.Selected honors General Academic Scholarship. Rutgers University. 1986-1987. Rutgers University. 1993-1994. University of Arizona. Walter C. Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award. 1980-1984. Calvin College (selected by senior class). Russell Fellowship. 1996-1998. Graduate Scholar’s Award. 2005. 1986-1988. Marian Johnson Fellowship. Professor of the Year. University of Arizona. 1986-1987. .