Background: I am originally from Connecticut, where I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Saint Joseph in 2010. That same year I joined the laboratory of Hung Ton-That at the University of Texas at Houston. My thesis work focused on the formation of disulfide bonds during pilus assembly in Gram-positive bacteria using Actinomyces oris and Corynebacterium diphtheriae as model systems. I finished my PhD in 2015.
Current: In January 2016, I returned to the (occasionally) frigid North to join the David Rudner and Tom Bernhardt labs. I am primarily interested in β-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.
melissa_robinson2 [at] hms.harvard.edu