Matthew K. Pelletier, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Sciences
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Dr. Pelletier graduated from Liberty University with a B.S.
in biology in 1993, and completed a Ph.D. program in
biology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Prior to joining the College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Dr. Pelletier taught Molecular and Cell Biology and Principles
of Genetics at Houghton College for 14 years, and also served as department chair for six years. In collaboration with Dr. Holmes Morton at the Clinic for Special Children, Dr. Pelletier recently has been doing research on a genetic disease (propionic acidemia) prevalent in an Amish community near Houghton, NY. Specifically, his research is aimed at determining the genetic modifiers which may put patients at risk for heart problems.