School of Biological Sciences, NTU & Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
Dr. Melissa J. Fullwood is a Nanyang Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences in NTU, with a joint appointment as a Principal Investigator in the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore. She also holds an adjunct appointment at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology of A*STAR. Her research interest is to study 3-dimensional genome organization in cancer. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences in 2005 at Stanford University and her PhD with the National University of Singapore Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) in 2009, at the Genome Institute of Singapore. She worked as a Lee Kuan Yew Post-doctoral Fellow in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. She is a recipient of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) National Science Scholarships, one of three recipients of the inaugural L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowships in Singapore in 2009, and was the international winner of the GE and Science prize in 2010. In 2013, she received the National Research Foundation (NRF) fellowship. In 2014, she received the A*STAR/SNAS Young Scientist Award.