Lowder becomes doctor

Published 6:33 pm Saturday, May 16, 2015

Melissa Lowder recently completed her Ph.D. work in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University.



Her thesis studies focused on the activation mechanisms of the dysregulated epidermal growth factor receptor, a cellular protein implicated in lung cancer. She will be starting a career in health care consulting in the Boston area later this summer.

Lowder is a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and the University of Virginia and is the daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Lowder and the granddaughter of Marie Rhodes of Suffolk.

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