Disney Scripps Florida

Matthew Disney is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute, an academic establishment in Florida dedicated to biomedical science. The renowned institution supports inquiries into such areas as virology, synthetic vaccine development, cellular biology, and chemistry. When carrying out research at Scripps in Florida, Matthew Disney studies RNA and its potential as a target for drug therapies.

Before accepting his current position, Matthew Disney gained research experience as an assistant professor at the University of Buffalo in New York. While there, he earned the Camille & Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award and the NYSTAR JD Watson Young Investigator Award.

Several active grants currently fund Mr. Disney's projects. For instance, he receives National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to develop molecules that can interact with RNA. He is currently in the process of renewing another NIH grant for the study of RNA loop-small molecule interactions.