Matthew is a former NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellow where he was based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a Staff Scientist in the Dept. of Genetic Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center located in Washington DC. Dr. Bramble holds a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from UCLA, where he was mentored by Eric Vilain, M.D, Ph.D. His background has predominately focused on genetic and epigenetic mechanism underlying sex differences in the mammalian brain, as well as genetic influences contributing to disorders of sex development (DSD). Lately, Dr. Bramble has spent most of his research efforts building genetic capacity within the DRC to expand user-friendly genetic diagnostic tools as well as techniques involved in basic molecular biology/genetics. In addition to building genetic capacity and collaborations in the DRC, he also focuses heavily on infectious disease research; predominately Ebola as well as projects dealing with the mechanistic understanding of cassava induced neurotoxicity (Konzo).