Melody completed her B.Sc. in Combined Major in Science, combining Life Sciences, Chemistry and Statistics at UBC in 2017, working in the lab of Prof. Soma. As an undergraduate, Melody received the Quinn Research Assistantship and the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. She also received undergraduate travel awards to present her data at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology conference.
As a M.Sc. student in the Zoology Department, Melody’s project is focused on local glucocorticoid production in immune tissues, particularly the regulation of corticosterone production in the thymus. Melody earned a NSERC CGS-M and Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship to conduct this novel research.
Melody has recently transferred to the PhD program and has received a NSERC CGS-D to continue her studies on the regulation of glucocorticoids in immune tissues across development.