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Melanie Simpson, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Professor and Head of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at North Carolina State University.

Professor; Department Head, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
NC State
Cancer Cell Biology

Area of interest

Molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer metastasis, extracellular matrix remodeling and signaling, mechanisms underlying development of castration resistance, regulation of hormone elimination

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education
  • Willa Cather Professorship, 2016-2021
  • 2013 Mortar Board People Who Inspire Award
  • 2013 McNair Faculty Appreciation Award
  • 2012 McNair Program Spotlight Mentor
  • Recognition for Contribution to Students, 2012
  • Susan J. Rosowski Professorship, 2011- 2016
  • 2009 Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Outstanding Educator Award
  • Invited Member, International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences, 2006
  • 2006 University of Nebraska Award for Junior Faculty Excellence in Research
  • National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award, postdoctoral fellowship, 2000-2002
  • 1997 Department of Biochemistry Travel Award
  • National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award, pre-doctoral fellowship, 1994- 1996
  • Department of Biochemistry Academic Award, 1992-1994
  • B.S. summa cum laude, 1992

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