Professor of General and Molecular Cell Biology
Dr. Matthew Rainbow is a Professor of General and Molecular Cell Biology at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master's Degree in Education from Claremont Graduate School, and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California at Irvine. His doctoral work centered around DNA replication in the centromeres of human cells, and his post-doctoral work involved the role of nucleosomes in the control of eukaryotic gene expression. He has been teaching at Antelope Valley College for twenty years, and his lecture specialty is Evolutionary Developmental Biology ("Evo-Devo"), a subject on which he enjoys producing state of the art graphics and animations. He also specializes in the history and underlying science of the Creation-Evolution debate, as well as modern Historical Criticism of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Dr. Rainbow has five sons and enjoys sports and playing acoustic guitar.