Melanie McKell Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Melanie grew up in Cincinnati, OH and received her B.S. in Microbiology from Miami University. After graduating, she pursued her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Cincinnati and performed her graduate work at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Qualls. During her graduate work, she studied the effects of the amino acid L-arginine on macrophage host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the Skaar lab, Melanie studies the effects of nutrient zinc on the host-pathogen interface during Acinetobacter baumannii infection.

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