Dr. Melanie Bailey is a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Phil Hieter’s lab at the University of British Columbia. Hieter’s lab studies genes and mutations involved in genome instability, which can greatly affect diseases such as cancer. Bailey is funded by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research post-doctoral fellowship. Her current research interests include genes involved in chromosome instability; chromosome instability as a genetic vulnerability to be exploited in cancer; synthetic lethality as a potential cancer therapeutic approach.
Bailey earned her PhD and undergraduate (B.M.Sc.) degrees in biochemistry from Western University.