About me

I am a graduate student in the Sonnenburg Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Previously, I worked at Caribou Biosciences in Berkeley, CA.

Research Interests

The human gut microbiome; metagenomics; metabolomics; host-commensal interaction; diet & nutrition; metabolism; CRISPR biology; gene editing applications


Ultra-deep Sequencing of Hadza Hunter-Gatherers Recovers Vanishing Gut Microbes

Carter MM*, Olm MR*, Merrill BM*, Dahan D, Tripathi S, Spencer SP, Yu FB, Jain S, Neff N, Jha AR, Sonnenburg ED, Sonnenburg JL

Cell, (2023)

Butyrate differentiates permissiveness to Clostridioides difficile infection and influences growth of diverse C. difficile isolates

Pensinger DA, Fisher AT, Dobrila HA, Van Treuren W, Gardner JO, Higginbottom SK, Carter MM, Schumann B, Bertozzi CR, Anikst V, Martin C, Robilotti EV, Chow JM, Buck RH, Tompkins LS, Sonnenburg JL, Hryckowian AJ

Infection and Immunity (2023)

A Microbiome-targeting Fiber-enriched Nutritional Formula is Well Tolerated and Improves Quality of Life and Hemoglobin A1c in Type 2 Diabetes: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Frias JP, Lee ML, Carter MM, Ebel ER, Lai RH, Riske L, Washington ME, Sonnenburg JL, Damman CJ

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (2023)

Robust Variation in Infant Gut Microbiome Assembly Across a Spectrum of Lifestyles

Olm MR*, Dahan D*, Carter MM, Merrill BM, Yu FB, Jain S, Meng XD, Tripathi S, Wastyk H, Neff N, Holmes S, Sonnenburg ED, Jha AR, Sonnenburg JL

Science (2022)

A randomized crossover trial on the effect of plant-based compared with animal-based meat on trimethylamine-N-oxide and cardiovascular disease risk factors in generally healthy adults: Study With Appetizing Plantfood—Meat Eating Alternative Trial (SWAP-MEAT)

Crimarco A, Springfield S, Petlura C, Streaty T, Cunanan K, Lee J, Fielding-Singh P, Carter MM, Topf MA, Wastyk HC, Sonnenburg ED, Sonnenburg JL, Gardner CD

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2020)

Mapping the genomic landscape of CRISPR-Cas9 cleavage

Cameron, P*, Fuller, CK*, Donohoue, PD, Jones, BN, Thompson, MS, Carter, MM, Gradia, S, Vidal, B, Garner, E, Slorach, EM, Lau, E, Banh, LM, Lied, AM, Edwards LS, Settle AH, Capurso D, Llaca, V, Deschamps, S, Cigan, M, Young, JK, May, AP

Nature Methods (2017)

DNA Repair Profiling Reveals Nonrandom Outcomes at Cas9-Mediated Breaks

van Overbeek, M*, Capurso, D*, Carter, MM, Thompson, MS, Frias, E, Russ, C, Reece-Hoyes, JS, Nye, C, Gradia, S, Vidal, B, Zheng, J, Hoffman, GR, Fuller, CK, May, AP

Molecular Cell (2016)

U.S. Patents

Matthew M. Carter, Paul Donohoue. Novel CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein. US10876101, Dec 2020; US10889808, Jan 2021; US11028381, June 2021; US11293011, April 2022.

Andrew P. May, Rachel E. Haurwitz, Jennifer A. Doudna, James M. Berger, Matthew M. Carter, Paul Donohoue. Compositions and methods of nucleic acid-targeting nucleic acids. US9260752, Feb 2016; US9410198, Aug 2016; US9725714, Aug 2017; US9803194, Oct 2017; US9809814, Nov 2017; US9909122, Mar 2018; US11312953, April 2022.