Matthew Hilton, Ph.D.

Matthew Hilton, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

Patient Care Bio

Matthew J. Hilton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and a faculty member in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester. He serves as the Director of the Histology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Imaging (HBMI) Core Facility in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research. Dr. Hilton has extensive research experience in the field of musculoskeletal development and disease. Dr. Hilton has published his research in high impact journals such as: Development, Nature Medicine, Cell, and Developmental Biology. He was awarded an American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award in 2004 for his work investigating the novel role for Wnt/Beta-cantenin in regulating cartilage and bone development.

He has also been awarded the Harold M. Frost ASBMR Young Investigator Award (2008) for his investigations into the role of Notch signaling during skeletal development and disease. Dr. Hilton has active research programs in the areas of skeletal stem/progenitor cell regulation, cartilage development, genetic and age related cartilage diseases (osteoarthritis), and mechanisms of fracture repair.

Awards & Honors (National)

Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award | American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2008
ASBMR Young Investigator Award | American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2004
National Research Service Award Fellowship | Washington University 2004 - 2007
Department of Biology Teaching Excellence Award | University of Houston 2003

Awards & Honors (Local)

Society for Developmental Biology - Southwest Meeting 2000
Order of Omega Leadership and Service Honor Society 1998
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society 1997
University of Miami Dean's List | University of Miami 1994 - 1995
University of Miami Provost's Honor Roll | University of Miami 1994
Henry King Stanford Academic Scholarship 1994 - 1998

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics, Center for Musculoskeletal Research (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Biology | Univ of Houston2004
BS | Biology | University of Miami1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellowship | Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO | Mentor: Fanxin Long, Ph.D. 2007