Professional Bio

MSc., Biology, University of Colorado
B.S., Biology, University of Colorado

Research & Scholarship

Matthew is currently the owner of a yeast propagation laboratory that provides high quality liquid yeast to craft brewers. He is also a professional beer judge and provides consulting services to the brewing industry. Previously he has performed research in the biofuel industry with GMO yeast. This work included overseeing a million dollar yeast propagation program and working in the world’s first isobutanol plant. Matthew first started working with yeast in his graduate program studying DNA damage repair genes. This work led to a position at CU Denver in the biochemistry department studying chromatin and histone remodeling. 

Awards & Recognition


Johnson, A, Wu, R, Peetz, M, Gygi, S, Moazed, D. Heterochromatic Gene Silencing by Activator Interference and a Transcription Elongation Barrier. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2013 Oct. 4;288(40):28771-82.

Braun-Sand, S, Peetz, M. Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase as a Target for Antiviral, Anticancer, Antimicrobial, and Immunosuppressive Therapeutics. Future Med Chem. 2010 Jan;2(1)81-92. 

Community Involvment & Service