Tom Mathews earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Virginia and stayed to complete a Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry. Following his thesis work, Dr. Mathews pursued postdoctoral fellowships at The Scripps Research Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he used mass spectrometry to study lipid metabolism and lipid signaling networks. In 2014, Dr. Mathews was awarded a fellowship through Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop new mass spectrometry-based tests for biomarkers of environmental and industrial toxins at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Mathews joined Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern in 2017 as a senior research scientist in the Morrison lab. There, he focused on developing new methods to study metabolites and lipids in biological systems. In 2023, Dr. Mathews moved into a new role as Assistant Director of the Metabolomics Facility in CRI.