Chak Foon Matthew Tso

  • Fellowship in 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley

Matt Tso is an old boy of Queen's College, Hong Kong. He received his B.S. in Molecular Biology (Honors in Major) from University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis. As a graduate student with Dr. Erik Herzog, he demonstrated the astrocytes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). are functional circadian oscillators. Moreover, he showed that astrocytes are an integral part of the SCN circuit -- determining the period in circadian rhythms at both network and behavioral levels.

Currently

Matt Tso is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Yang Dan's group at UC-Berkeley/HHMI. His research focuses on neural circuits controlling sleep and wake.