Melody K. Morris graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Since coming to MIT to study Biological Engineering, Melody has become interested in how cellular signaling networks dictate the response of both healthy and diseased cells and how knowledge of these networks can be used to design targeted strategies for treatment of disease. Toward this end, her thesis work under the mentorship of Professor Douglas Lauffenburger has focused on developing methods for using continuous logic-based models to analyze these networks and facilitate data interpretation. In addition to her academic endeavors, since 2009 Melody has worked as a technical consultant for a local pharmaceutical company. She has also been an active member in several student organizations; including the Biological Engineering graduate student board (academic chair, 2008) and the MIT Women’s Initiative (presenter in 2008 and director 2009-2011).