Matthew T. Sullenberger, PhD

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Matthew T. Sullenberger, PhD, is a research technician with the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Plant Science - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Graduate Degree

PhD in Plant Biology - The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Research Technician




Sullenberger, M. T., Kelley, L. H., & Maine, E. M. (2020). PCR-based screening of small plasmid inserts. microPublication Biology, 2020, 10.17912/micropub.biology.000221.


Yang, B., Xu, X., Russell, L., Sullenberger, M. T., Yanowitz, J. L., & Maine, E. M. (2019). A DNA repair protein and histone methyltransferase interact to promote genome stability in the Caenorhabditis elegans germ line. PLoS Genetics, 15(2), e1007992.


Sullenberger, M. T. & Foolad, M. R. (2018). Genetic characterization of late blight resistance in Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270442. Advanced Studies in Biology, 10: 13-32.

Sullenberger, M. T., Jia, M., Gao, S., & Foolad, M. R. (2018). Genetic analysis of late blight resistance in Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270441: heritability and response to selection. Plant Breeding, 137: 89–96.

Sullenberger, M. T. & Maine, E. M. (2018). Simplified detection of a point mutation in C. elegans using tetra-primer ARMS-PCR. microPublication Biology, 2018, 10.17912/micropub.biology.000078.


Foolad, M. R., Sullenberger, M. T., and Ashrafi, H. (2015). Detached-leaflet evaluation of tomato germplasm for late blight resistance and its correspondence with field and greenhouse screenings. Plant Disease, 99: 718-722.


Foolad, M. R., Sullenberger, M. T., Ohlson, E. W., & Gugino, B. K. (2014). Response of Accessions within Tomato Wild Species, Solanum pimpinellifolium to Late Blight. Plant Breeding, 133: 401-411.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, Genetics Society of America