- BS Biology, Albright College
- PhD Developmental Biology, Thomas Jefferson University
An adjunct since 2000 and a full-time instructor since 2007, Nancy Matre teaches Anatomy & Physiology, Functional Neuroscience, and biology for non-majors. While at Jefferson, she investigated cell adhesion during retinal development. With a grant from the American Brain Tumor Association, she studied cell adhesion in tumor metastasis as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Cell Biology/Neurobiology/Anatomy. Dr. Matre returned to developmental studies by investigating TGF-beta in the inner ear at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Otolaryngology Department. Here at Xavier, Dr. Matre serves as an evaluator on Scholarship Day, has participated in X-perience, has spoken at the Student Athlete Manresa program, and serves as a faculty speaker for Manresa small groups. She has also written and administered Anatomy & Physiology exams for the Science Olympiad for high school students. In 2008, she received the Student Athlete Faculty Appreciation Award. In 2012, she received the Joan G. McDonald award. Nancy and her husband Dave have a son and a daughter, and at home enjoy the company of two cats.