• 123 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Public Profile

Melissa works as a project manager for the SA Genome Editing Facility. Working in this role since the inception of the facilty in 2014, Melissa oversees genome editing projects from conception to completion with clients both internal to SAHMRI and interstate/overseas. 

Research Interests

With a background in genetics and reproductive biology, Melissa now works on gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9 in animal research models.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor's Degree (Honours)


External positions

SA Genome Editing Research Associate, University of Adelaide

5 Aug 2014 → …

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Research Output

  • 123 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 7 Article

Investigating cortical features of Sotos syndrome using mice heterozygous for Nsd1

Oishi, S., Zalucki, O., Vega, M. S., Harkins, D., Harvey, T. J., Kasherman, M., Davila, R. A., Hale, L., White, M., Piltz, S., Thomas, P., Burne, T. H. J., Harris, L. & Piper, M., 1 Apr 2020, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 19, 4, e12637.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Expanding the RNA-Guided Endonuclease Toolkit for Mouse Genome Editing

Robertson, L., Pederick, D., Piltz, S., White, M., Nieto, A., Ahladas, M., Adikusuma, F. & Thomas, P. Q., Dec 2018, In : The CRISPR journal. 1, p. 431-439 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parallel assembly of actin and tropomyosin, but not myosin II, during de novo actin filament formation in live mice

Masedunskas, A., Appaduray, M. A., Lucas, C. A., Cagigas, M. L., Heydecker, M., Holliday, M., Meiring, J. C. M., Hook, J., Kee, A., White, M., Thomas, P., Zhang, Y., Adelstein, R. S., Meckel, T., Böcking, T., Weigert, R., Bryce, N. S., Gunning, P. W. & Hardeman, E. C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Cell Science. 131, 6, jcs212654.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Hyperspectral microscopy can detect metabolic heterogeneity within bovine post-compaction embryos incubated under two oxygen concentrations (7% versus 20%)

Sutton-Mcdowall, M. L., Gosnell, M., Anwer, A. G., White, M., Purdey, M., Abell, A. D., Goldys, E. M. & Thompson, J. G., 1 Oct 2017, In : Human Reproduction. 32, 10, p. 2016-2025 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Cumulin, an oocyte-secreted heterodimer of the transforming growth factor-β family, is a potent activator of granulosa cells and improves oocyte quality

Mottershead, D. G., Sugimura, S., Al-Musawi, S. L., Li, J. J., Richani, D., White, M., Martin, G. A., Trotta, A. P., Ritter, L. J., Shi, J., Mueller, T. D., Harrison, C. A. & Gilchrist, R. B., 25 Sep 2015, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 290, 39, p. 24007-24020 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Citations (Scopus)