Matthew Avenarius, PhD
Matthew Avenarius, PhD, is an Assistant Professor-Clinical in the Department of Pathology and serves as Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory (Genetics). Dr. Avenarius earned his PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan and did his postdoctoral research in the Barr-Gillespie lab at Oregon Health & Science University. He continued his training at Nationwide Children's Hospital where he completed his clinical molecular genetics and genomics, and clinical cytogenetics and genomics fellowship. Dr. Avenarius is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics with subspecialty certification in the areas of clinical molecular genetics and cytogenetics.
As Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Dr. Avenarius is responsible for overseeing the development, validation, and implementation of new diagnostic assays and is active in clinical case sign-out. Dr. Avenarius' research interests include the genetics of hereditary hearing loss and spinal muscular atrophy.
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
Academic and Medical Appointments
2019-Present Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2019-Present Associate Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory (Genetics), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Education and Training
2016-2019 Clinical Molecular & Cytogenetics Fellowship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
2012-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2006-2012 Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1999-2003 B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA