Matt joined the Akoya Biosciences Board of Directors in 2017. Matt brings over 25 years’ experience as a founder and executive manager in the life sciences space including the current Chairman and founder of Asuragen, Mirna Therapeutics and Ambion, which was acquired in 2006 by Applied Biosystems, now Thermo Fisher Scientific. In addition to Akoya, he sits on the boards of PhyloTech/Second Genome, The Breakthrough Institute and Revive and Restore. Matt was an Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of a number of advisory boards. Dr. Winkler received his Bachelors of Science in genetics and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley.