Mélissa Léger-Abraham is a research scientist who obtained a bachelor (2001) and a Ph.D. (2008) degree in Biochemistry from Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, where she grew up. She then completed postdoctoral studies in the field of structural biology at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. During that time, she became proficient in biophysical characterization of proteins and structure determination using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. She has since launched a research laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School in fall 2017, where she is dedicated to contribute to the field of infectious diseases, more specifically for neglected tropical diseases.

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