Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD

Columnist: Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD

Captain Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD is stationed at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where she is Chief, Diagnostics and Laboratory Services Department in the Entomology Branch.  In this role, she supervises work on human diagnostics and vector surveillance platforms/assays.  She has been a Principle Investigator for biodefense research at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and holds a PhD in Molecular Virology from University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.