Matthew  Hirschey

Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Member of Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • I’m a scientist at Duke University, and run a lab focused on metabolism and metabolic regulation. Starting in chemistry, we work on a lot of diseases including diabetes and cancer.
  • Lately I’ve been interested in how people come up with good ideas, scientific and otherwise. I’ve started a writing project called Heureka!, which explores ideas around creativity and idea generation. I don’t know where the project will go, but am enjoying reading, thinking, and writing.
  • I also started a new course this fall called Tidybiology: An Introduction to Biological Data Science in R. I’m becoming more certain that tools in Data Science can help graduate students and the biomedical science enterprise.
  • I’m still running, and do garage gym workouts with a fit neighbor to fight aging.
  • I recently completed a few obstacle course races, including the National and World Championships.