St. Louis, MO
Career Plans
Allergy & Immunology
University of Notre Dame
Brief Bio

Melissa grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended Notre Dame where she majored in biological sciences and minored in theology. She then joined Vanderbilt's MD/PhD program, where she studied the regulation of immune responses during airway inflammation in Stokes Peebles' lab. Melissa has enjoyed being a part of Vanderbilt's Harrison Society and plans to complete a fellowship in allergy & immunology. Her scientific interests focus on modulating the immune response during allergic disease. Outside of the hospital and the lab, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband Nathan, who is also a member of the Harrison Society. Together, they do their best to keep up with their active and inquisitive 5-year-old daughter Penny and her 1 year old sister Josie.

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