About Me


Matthew Leighton

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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I grew up in Vancouver, then moved to Halifax to study at Dalhousie University where I received a bachelor's degree with honours in physics and mathematics. In Fall 2020 I began a graduate degree in physics at Simon Fraser University, under the supervision of Professor David Sivak. I'm really interested in the application of quantitative tools from the fields of physics and mathematics to complex problems in biology. In particular, I'm fascinated by the stochastic nature of microscopic processes, as well as the far-from-equilibrium dynamics governing the behaviour of all living organisms. Read about some of my projects.

Some assorted non-academic interests of mine:

A detailed overview of my qualifications can be found here.