2022 George Palade Award
Melody G. Campbell
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Melody Campbell received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and earned a PhD in Biophysics from the Scripps Research Institute under the supervision of Bridget Carragher and Clinton S. Potter where she developed novel methodologies to characterize and correct for biological specimen movement and boost resolution in cryo-electron microscopy using direct electron detectors. Concurrently, she developed processing workflows to untangle heterogeneous populations of proteins and map out their conformational trajectories using single-particle analysis, which she continued to do as a post-doc in Yifan Cheng's lab at the University of California, San Francisco. As an assistant professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, she is now leveraging this expertise to uncover the structural basis of bidirectional signal transduction across the cell membrane.