University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Melissa Reeves, PhD

Melissa Reeves, PhD

Sandler Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Immunology

Education

Harvard University, Boston, MA, B.A., 06/2008, Chemistry & Physics
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Ph.D., 06/2017, Biomedical Sciences


Professional Experience

  • 2008-2011
    Consultant (Business Analyst), McKinsey & Co., New York, NY
  • 2011-2013
    Founder & Advisor, The Muse, New York, NY & San Francisco, CA
  • 2011-2017
    Graduate Student (PhD), University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2017-present
    Sandler Faculty Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2004-2008
    American Chemical Society Scholar
  • 2008
    Thesis project nominated for Hoopes Prize, Harvard University
  • 2008
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest honors in field of Physics & Chemistry, Harvard
  • 2012
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
  • 2015
    UCSF Grad Slam "3-Minute Thesis" Competition Finalist

Selected Publications

  1. McCreery MQ, Halliwill KD, Chin D, Delrosario R, Hirst G, Vuong P, Jen KY,Hewinson J, Adams DJ, Balmain A. Evolution of metastasis revealed by mutationallandscapes of chemically induced skin cancers. Nature medicine. 2015;21(12):1514-20.
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  2. Smith CC, Lasater EA, Lin KC, Wang Q, McCreery MQ, Stewart WK, Damon LE, Perl AE,Jeschke GR, Sugita M, Carroll M, Kogan SC, Kuriyan J, Shah NP. Crenolanib is aselective type I pan-FLT3 inhibitor. Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences of the United States of America. 2014; 111(14):5319-24.
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  3. Rudolph M, McCreery MQ, Frey W, Hashmi AS. High chemoselectivity in the phenolsynthesis. Beilstein journal of organic chemistry. 2011; 7:794-801.
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  4. Reeves MQ, Kandyba E, Harris S, Del Rosario R, Balmain A. Multicolour lineagetracing reveals clonal dynamics of squamous carcinoma evolution from initiationto metastasis. Nature cell biology. 2018; 20(6):699-709.
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  5. Huang PY, Kandyba E, Jabouille A, Sjolund J, Kumar A, Halliwill K, McCreery M,DelRosario R, Kang HC, Wong CE, Seibler J, Beuger V, Pellegrino M, Sciambi A,Eastburn DJ, Balmain A. Lgr6 is a stem cell marker in mouse skin squamous cellcarcinoma. Nature genetics. 2017; 49(11):1624-1632.
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