Melyssa Shively

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Graduate Student

mss228@case.edu

216.368.5924 (o)

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived the first eleven years of my life in Medina, Ohio, before moving to Canandaigua, New York. In high school, I worked at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station studying the use of mites as biological pesticides. This sparked my interest in scientific research. I graduated from Marcus Whitman High School in Rushville, NY and then went on to obtain my Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from Fredonia State University in NY. Wanting to focus my research on cancer, I joined the lab of Dr. Ruth Keri at Case Western Reserve University to study breast cancer.

Current Research Activities

  • Understanding the mechanism of LIN9 in breast cancer
  • Investigating the role of the transcription factor KLF4 and its interaction with miR203 in triple negative breast cancer

Professional/Volunteer Activities

  • 6/2017 - 6/2018: President, Department of Pharmacology Graduate Student Organization, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • 2/2017 - 6/2017: Vice President, Department of Pharmacology Graduate Student Organization, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • 8/2016 - 6/2017: First Year Coordinator, BGSO, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • 8/2016 - 8/2017: BGSO Representative, Department of Pharmacology Graduate Student Organization, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • 3/2015 - Poster Presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Denver, CO