Matthew Prifti

Matthew Prifti

Pharmacology Ph.D. Student (2nd Year)

Matthew Prifti

Office Address

3108 Scott Hall


I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Wayne State University in 2022.

Areas of Research

My focus is on age-related neurodegeneration, particularly those caused by polyglutamine expansion disorders using Drosophila models of disease; this involves studying the molecular mechanisms of neuron degeneration and exploring potential neuroprotective effects of different drugs on our model. Ubiquitin biology and deubiquitinating enzymes.

Awards and Honors

I am honored to receive the Deans Diversity Fellowship for doctoral students underrepresented in their field from the Wayne State University Graduate School.


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