Melanie is a Ph.D. Candidate at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. While a member of the Computational Cardiology Laboratory, she has been awarded the 2015-2016 David C. Gakenheimer Fellowship from the Institute for Computational Medicine. Her research focuses on developing electromechanical models of the heart that simulate different cardiac diseases, which she uses to identify the role of the heart's mechanical component in sustaining arrhythmia.
Melanie is a multi-year member of Johns Hopkins University BME EDGE, a student run organization dedicated to helping PhD students explore and pursue non-traditional careers post graduation. She has also interned at Boston Scientific where she applied unsupervised machine learning techniques to improve diagnostic medical devices implanted in heart failure patients. Prior to joining the Computational Cardiology Laboratory in 2011, she completed her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, playing sports, and cooking.
You can reach Melanie via email.