Melissa Martin, PhD
Microbial Pathogenesis Research
Melissa grew up in Rhode Island and received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Rhode Island in Biological Sciences. Melissa pursued her graduate studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she earned a Masters in Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases in 2007 followed by her PhD in 2013 where she studied comparative genomics and pathogenesis of virulent Clostridium difficile 027 strains. As part of her PhD work she spent two years working with collaborators at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. Melissa joined the Gilmore lab in September 2013 and is working on functional genomics and multidrug resistant strains of enterococci and staphylococci. She will be chairing the first Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction in July 2015.