Melanie J. Shears, PhD

Acting Instructor

Melanie J. Shears, PhD


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Office Location:

SLU - Room F870

Mailing Address:

Box 358071
750 Republican Street
Seattle WA 98109

Clinical and Research Background

Melanie J Shears, PhD, is a malaria specialist with extensive research experience. Originally from Australia, she completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne before moving to the US to do her postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University. She initially joined the University of Washington as a staff scientist working with Dr. Sean Murphy, and was then promoted to the position of Acting Instructor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

Melanie is committed to the goal of eradicating malaria. Her aim is to undertake translationally relevant research that directly informs development of the next generation of malaria vaccines.

Research Interests

Dr. Melanie Shears co-leads the non-human primate malaria vaccine research program with Dr. Sean Murphy at the Washington National Primate Research Center. Her research also includes malaria vaccine antigen discovery and studies in rodent malaria models.

Education and Training

Postdoctoral training, Johns Hopkins University, US (2015-2018)

PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia (2011-2015)

Summer Research Internship, Australian National University, Australia (2010-2011)

Honours Degree, University of Melbourne, Australia (2010)

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia (2005-2008)


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