Johan Melendez, Ph.D.


Chemistry and Biochemistry 2016

Area of Doctoral Study: Chemistry

Undergraduate Institute: Rutgers University

Graduate Institute: Rutgers University and UMDNJ

Research Advisor: Chris Geddes, Ph.D.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

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 of bacterial pathogens associated with sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).