About me

I am a graduate student in the Sonnenburg Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Previously, I was a Research Associate at Caribou Biosciences in Berkeley, CA. I graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a degree in Bioengineering.

Research Interests

CRISPR biology; gene editing applications; microbial ecology; the human gut microbiome; host-commensal interaction; bioinformatics software and web development


Mapping the genomic landscape of CRISPR-Cas9 cleavage.

Cameron, P.*, Fuller, C.K.*, Donohoue, P.D., Jones, B.N., Thompson, M.S., Carter, M.M., Gradia, S., Vidal, B., Garner, E., Slorach, E.M., Lau, E., Banh, L.M., Lied, A.M., Edwards L.S., Settle A.H., Capurso D., Llaca, V., Deschamps, S., Cigan, M., Young, J.K., May, A.P.

Nature Methods 14(6) (2017): 600-606.

DNA Repair Profiling Reveals Nonrandom Outcomes at Cas9-Mediated Breaks.

van Overbeek, M.*, Capurso, D.*, Carter, M.M., Thompson, M.S., Frias, E., Russ, C., Reece-Hoyes, J.S., Nye, C., Gradia, S., Vidal, B., Zheng, J., Hoffman, G.R., Fuller, C.K., May, A.P.

Molecular Cell 63(4) (2016): 633-646.

U.S. Patents


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.


Matthew M. Carter, Paul D. Donohoue. Novel CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein. US20180282715, Oct 2018.

Matthew M. Carter, Megan van Overbeek, Andrew P. May. Directed nucleic acid repair. US20170058272, Mar 2017.