Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program

Student Profiles

Johan Melendez
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Area of Doctoral Study: Chemistry

Undergraduate Institute: Rutgers University

Graduate Institution: Rutgers University and UMDNJ

Research Advisor: Chris Geddes, Ph.D.

Description of Research

My research interests are focused on the use of metal-enhanced fluorescence approaches to address important clinical problems. In particular, I am developing Microwave-Accelerated Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MAMEF) assays for detection and characterization of common microbial pathogens, and its application to the clinical setting.

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