Melanie Stegman, Ph.D.
Dr. Stegman has 10 years of laboratory research experience, an in depth knowledge of cell biology, protein and lipid biochemistry, and molecular interactions. Dr. Stegman’s primary responsibilities at FAS are to develop Immune Attack. Dr. Stegman earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, under David Robbins, Ph.D. Dr. Stegman studied a cell to cell signaling pathway called Hedgehog that causes birth defects and cancer. As a post doctoral scientist with Carl Nathan, M.D., at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Stegman searched for chemical inhibitors of DNA repair in the pathogen, Mycobacteria tuberculosis.
While a graduate student, she volunteered with Yeast Mutants as an Educational Tool, a SEPA project directed by Dr. Gary Dean that brought volunteer scientists and mutant yeast to middle schools and high schools, and brought students and teachers to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. During her post doctoral work, she taught after school biology courses to high school students and guided weekend visitors through the process of DNA isolation in the education lab of the Hall of Human Origins, at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. Dr. Stegman has written a children's book about the lives of several amino acids, who are trying to survive in a starving Salmonella bacteria cell.
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