Melissa graduated with a B.S. in Bioengineering from UC Santa Cruz. Her research focused on detecting changes in scattering of cortical tissue during induced seizures in vivo with OCT and spatially and temporally resolving these changes to further the understanding of seizure progression. She was the recipient of the NSF IGERT Fellowship in Video Bioinformatics. She recieved her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California Riverside in 2015.
Link to Melissa's Ph.D. Dissertation
Currently Melissa is a Post-Doc at Yale