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 is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology at the Blavatnik Institute | Harvard Medical School. She is dedicated to contributing to the field of infectious diseases, more specifically for neglected tropical diseases.