Melissa C. Graham
Current Area of Research
Melissa joined MCL in September 2017. She has nineteen years experience in molecular biology and virology, having completed a B.Sc in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (University of California, Santa Cruz) and a MPh in Molecular Virology (University of Queensland) on mutagenesis investigation of Dengue Fever envelope protein maturation. She has previously worked at UQCCR designing constructs of RNA transcripts tagged with fluorophores in the study of oocyte development, at QUT in the Faculty of Health and at Patheon Biologics (Thermo Fisher) in QC validation. Prior to her research at UQ, she spent nine years in biotech research at Roche Molecular Systems, developing DNA polymerases for novel functionality and at Bayer Biotechnology, both in California. She is currently working on our TIP project within the INTERCEPT program of the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Melissa brings a spectrum of skills to the lab and a passion for mosquito-borne infectious diseases.