A. C. MatinBS, MS, PhD
A. C. Matin is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University in Stanford, California. He has made pioneering contributions to microbiology in a number of areas; these include his notable research into the ways in which bacteria like Escherichia coli adapt and survive periods of nutrient starvation. His studies have been important in combating infections and the remediation of wastes. Matin was born in Delhi, India.
He attended the University of Karachi, where he received his B.S. in microbiology and zoology in 1960 and his M.S. in microbiology in 1962. From 1962 until 1964 he was a lecturer in microbiology at St. Joseph's College for Women in Karachi. Matin has made fundamental contributions to the biochemical and molecular biological study of the bacterial stress response—that is, how bacteria adapt to stresses in parameters such as temperature, pH (a measure of the acidity and alkalinity of a solution), and food availability.