Melissa joined the Griffith node of the ARC Centre for Fragment-Based Design to assist in the production of a mammalian protein overexpression systems for the analysis of compound binding by nMS.
Melissa completed a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at Griffith University in 2018, before going on to complete her honours year and PhD with Prof George Mellick. Her PhD work focussed on the discovery of early disease biomarkers for the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, primarily investigating genes involved in the maintenance of the endoplasmic reticulum.
Melissa is excited to begin branching out from pure molecular biology into biochemistry and biophysics and hopes to develop a range of new skills from this collaboration.
When not in the lab, Melissa enjoys archery, crochet, and video games.