Naim Matasci, PhD

Director, Applied AI

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Naim Matasci is the Director, Applied AI at the Ellison Institute. In his role, he supports the Institute’s researchers by providing analytical guidance and expertise across the entirety of the project life cycle. Dr. Matasci earned his MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Later, Dr. Matasci joined the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, to study the evolution of human protein expression for his PhD. After completing his postdoc in Germany, he moved to the United States and joined iPlant. While working with iPlant, he provided computational resources and trainings for the life science departments at the University of Arizona, where he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.