Melina B. Cian
Melina B. Cian, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oklahoma. She received her B.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina). For her graduate studies, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Jose Echenique, to conduct research on bacterial mechanisms involved in the intracellular survival of Streptococcus pneumoniae. During her Ph.D. thesis, she studied the synergistic mechanisms underlying Streptococcus pneumoniae and Influenza A virus infections. For her postdoctoral work, she joined Dr. Dalebroux’s Lab, where she is currently studying how lipids and glycolipids modifications on the Salmonella outer-membrane affect the host immune response at a cellular and systemic level.