Matt Verosloff is a doctoral student at Northwestern University. His work focuses on utilizing next generation synthetic biology techniques to develop extremely user friendly, cheap, and field deployable point of use diagnostics. These assays sensitively test for the presence of pathogens and bacterial indicators of fecal contamination. The utility of these diagnostics has led to several multinational cross-disciplinary collaborations seeking to assess global water quality and develop novel tools and benchmarks for researchers. He possesses a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University, and a Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania.