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Melody Salehzadeh

PhD Student

Department of Zoology

Faculty of Science

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.

Melody’s thesis is focused on local glucocorticoid production in neonatal and adult immune tissues, particularly the regulation of corticosterone production in the thymus. Melody earned an NSERC CGS-M fellowship and an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship to conduct this novel research.