University of Southern California-PhD Program in Preventive Medicine/Molecular Epidemiology; University of Wisconsin-BS 2000 Biological Sciences, and Medical College of Wisconsin-MS 2007 Epidemiology.


Melissa is currently a teaching assistant for the course Introduction to Epidemiology and a Research Assistant in the Hematology-Oncology department at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Her interests include the identification of structural variations in the genome which contribute to observed differences in phenotype and disease susceptibility in human populations and in identifying a genetic susceptibility to the development of Ewing Sarcoma, the second most common bone tumor in children.

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