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Melissa Book McAlexander, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences

Education History

  • Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2000.
    • Advisor: Li-yuan Yu-Lee, Ph.D.
    • Dissertation: Transcriptional Regulation of IRF-1 by Prolactin: The Role of STAT1, SP1, and Chromatin Remodeling
  • BS, cum laude. Biology. Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994.
    • Minors: Chemistry, Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Environmental Issues
  • Contemporary Environmental Issues Laboratory
  • Natural Sciences Seminar
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Immunology
  • Immunology Laboratory
  • Research
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Science and Technology in Developing Countries
  • Writing for the Sciences
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory

Research and Interests

  • Developing local environmental projects in partnership with the City of Belmont Parks and Recreation Department that focus on characterization of open spaces using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)