Melanie is the Laboratory Manager for the DMCBH and is responsible for the day-to-day research operations at the Centre. She oversees health and safety programs and infrastructure renewal and is also involved in managing allocation of research space and resources. She coordinates renovation and construction projects, and is available to provide input and guidance to researchers and staff on equipment and infrastructure upgrades for research funding proposals.
Melanie has a varied background in biological research, ranging from chasing Harlequin ducks in a kayak for blood samples to studying metabolic changes in adaptive diversification of E.coli. She has a BSc in Biology from Simon Fraser University and an MSc in Zoology from UBC. She is interested in sustainability in research and commuting, and enjoys camping and being active with her family.