Melissa Munroe

Prinicipal Investigator and Scientist at Progentec

Dr. Melissa Munroe is an expert in basic and clinical immunology whose research has led to the development of novel strategies for measuring autoimmune disease activity.

Her work at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) as both the Director of Serum Analyte and Biomarker Core team and as a Research Associate Member has identified biomarkers for inflammation and autoantibodies in human autoimmunity by using custom assays and mathematical modeling. This work was highlighted during the American College of Rheumatology ACR/ARP Annual Meeting during the ACR 19 Spotlight Slide Deck program.

Prior to her time at OMRF, Dr. Munroe completed her postdoctoral training in the lab of Gail Bishop, Ph.D., at the University of Iowa where she identified new functions of TNF Superfamily members, including CD40 protein and its Epstein-Barr viral mimic, LMP1, and identified links between environmental exposures and the immune response as it relates to autoimmunity.

She holds both a M.D. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine where her focus was immunology.


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