UK IGERT Melissa Howard
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Melissa Howard graduated from Highview Baptist School in Louisville, KY as valedictorian of her class. She just finished her bachelor's in biochemistry from Asbury College in May 2007. She graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, working with Dr. Michael Jay on developing smart nanoparticle formulations. They are working on developing nanoparticles that can be targeted to tumors via passive or active targeting. Specifically, she will be working on developing a PEGylated nanoparticle that will be responsive to the tumor microenvironment in order to increase local concentration and decrease systemic toxicity.