Dr. Matalon is a professor of Pediatrics and Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics. He received his MD from the Hebrew University of Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, where he also received his PhD degree in Genetics.
His research involved the discovery of many of the enzymes related to the Mucopolysaccharididoes. These enzymes are currently being used for treatment of these diseases. He continued to be interested in biochemical diseases and research with PKU. He discovered the defect and cloned the gene for Canavan Disease, at The University of Texas Medical Branch he created a knock out mouse for Canavan Disease. All his studies have been supported by grants, mostly from NIH.
Dr. Matalon is the recipient of multiple awards, Association of Clinical Scientists, several awards from the Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM) for his discoveries, Samuel Natelson Award, and the William B. Peck's Scientific Research Award for Research in Human Genetics.
Hebrew University School of Medicine - Jerusalem, Israel, MD, 1959
Rotating Medical, Kaplan Medical Center - Rehovot, Israel, 1960
Pediatrics, University of Chicago - Chicago, IL, 1964 Fellowships:
Pediatric Genetics, University of Chicago - Chicago, IL, 1968
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics
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