Who Am I?
I am a grad student in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics PhD program at Duke University. I hold a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Mathematics from Meredith College. I am seeking to expand my computational and theoretical skills, as it relates to understanding the epigenome and gene regulation.
- > Epigenomics
- > Health Disparities
- > Computational Biology
- > Gardening
- > Personal Finance / Investing
Certs and Training
- > Front End Web Development | Duke Grad Summer Academy
- > Tableau | SuperDataScience
- > Byesian Statistics in R | Duke Coursera
- > Integrative Genomics | Summer Institute for Statistical Genetics
- > MCMC for Statistical Genetics | Summer Institute for Statistical Genetics
Check me out
Check out my student spotlight in the Duke's GCB Newsletter.Read More
@MelyssaMinto is from Jamaica, but raised in Durham. She has a BS in Math & Bio from @MeredithCollege. She is a PhD Candidate in Computational Bio & Bioinformatics @DukeU. Melyssa is passionate about empowering brown and black youth in Tech. She volunteers w/ @BlackGirlsCode. pic.twitter.com/vSwweVlw52— BlackWomenPhDs (@BlackWomenPhDs) January 15, 2020
Advice for Grad School
Here are my tips for applying to graduate school!Read More
💖 hanging w/ @ItsDrNicolas & @melyssa_minto at @RLadiesRTP = So. Much. Fun.— Mara Averick (@dataandme) March 11, 2018
👀 Melyssa's 📦, MonoInc!
✨🤓 Chantel, you, rocked the way I think about public speaking *and* audience-ing in the greatest of ways! 13/10 inspired af! #nerdcubator #rstats #RLadies pic.twitter.com/fBdzUi57AC
Our grad student panel to new students: socialize; use Duke resources; get out of your bubble w/ professional development; embrace the opportunity to succeed AND fail; you're more than your identity as a grad student; find distractions. Oh, and of course, basketball. #DukeGS18 pic.twitter.com/uZUY5HdQsk— Duke Graduate School (@DukeGradSchool) August 21, 2018
Meredith Going Strong Profile
This is my Meredith Strong story where I discuss my academic path.Read More
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For the last day of Black History Month, it seems only fitting that we end off honoring one of our own incredible members. Melyssa Minto joined our unit while she was earning her B.S. in Biology from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. In her NMI days, she worked with Bronwyn on a project titled "Cray Cray Morphemetrics" that focused on developing statistical models for genetic and phenotypic data. Today, Melyssa is a 2nd year student in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program at Duke University, working as a member of the West Lab developing tools and analyses to investigate brain responses to addictive drugs. Although her current work is a little different from what we do in NMI, we are so proud to say that Melyssa is one of our awesome alums and can't wait to see all the incredible things she does in the future. Happy Black History Month, everybody!