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Melissa Bailey holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford, with a focus on genetic and epigenetic contribution to neurodevelopment disorders. In 2010, she was the recipient of one of three Rhodes Scholarships awarded to students from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
During her third year of undergraduate science studies at the University of Manitoba, Melissa was one of ten international students chosen for a summer studentship at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany. Apart from her outstanding dedication in academics, Melissa also shared her passion for science with youth through her role as co-ordinator of "Let's Talk Science" partnership program at the University of Manitoba.
Additionally, Melissa was an aerial dancer in the Momentum Aerial and Acrobatic Troupe. She switched from dancing to aerial dancing when she was 13, after falling in love with the feeling of being high above in the air.
Melissa's dream is to do research on stem cell therapy and cloning at the World Health Organization. She would like to eventually return to Winnipeg as a professor.
"To me, science is not just a degree. Science has political, social, economic, environmental, cultural and ethical implications beyond the lab."