Melisa recently joined Chester Medical School as a Senior Lecturer in Genetics and Molecular Biology. After completing her PhD at Imperial College, Melisa took a research associate position at the Mayo Clinic, USA where she began her post-doctoral career studying the complex genetics of Parkinson’s Disease. She was then recruited to the National Institute of Health, USA where she continued her research studying gene expression in cellular models of Parkinson’s Disease. Upon returning to the UK, Melisa was awarded a Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral fellowship at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Prior to joining Chester Medical School Melisa worked as a lecturer in Health and Social Care.