Matthew Dean, PhD

Assistant Professor. Dept of Animal Science.

Education & Training
Postdoc. University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD. Idaho State University
MS. West Virginia University
BS. West Virginia University

392 Animal Science Laboratory
1207 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-7600

Dr. Dean is a reproductive physiologist interested in the function of the uterus, oviducts, and ovaries. His lab uses novel experimental models and the inherent differences among species to increase our understanding of the reproductive system. His goal is to solve problems important in human medicine and animal agriculture while also providing an environment that prepares trainees for the next step in their careers.

Dr. Dean has won national awards from the Society for the Study of Reproduction and The Endocrine Society for his research. His work has been highlighted at EurekAlert! and Chemical & Engineering News.

Google Scholar Profile
Publications in Pubmed
Curriculum Vitae

Awards & Honors

  • 2023 SSR Rising Star in Reproductive Biology
  • 2020 NIH Loan Repayment Award
  • 2020 ACES Applied Research Internship for Undergraduates (canceled due to COVID-19)

Prior to coming to U of I

  • 2018     selected for Oral Presentation. Society for the Study of Reproduction. National Meeting.
  • 2018     Young Distinguished Alumni of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design. West Virginia University.
  • 2017     won Presidential Poster Competition in Tumor Biology. Endocrine Society. National Meeting.
  • 2017     selected for Knockout Round Presentation. Endocrine Society National Meeting.
  • 2017     Outstanding Abstract Award. Endocrine Society. National Meeting.
  • 2017     1st Place Poster. Biology Category. College of Pharmacy Research Day. University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • 2016     Lalor Scientific Merit Award. Society for the Study of Reproduction. National Meeting.
  • 2016     selected for Oral Presentation. Society for the Study of Reproduction. National Meeting.
  • 2014     Grant-in-Aid of Research. Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.
  • 2014     Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Department of Biological Sciences. Idaho State University.
  • 2014     Travel Award. Biology Graduate Student Association. Idaho State University.
  • 2012     Seed Grant. Idaho State University Molecular Core Facility.
  • 2011     University Research Committee Grant. Idaho State University.

American Association for Cancer Research
Cancer Center at Illinois
Endocrine Society
Environmental Impact on Reproductive Health at IGB
Society for the Study of Reproduction