Russell W Mellen

Russell W Mellen

Pre-doctoral Fellow

Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 273-7413
Business Email: rmellen@ufl.edu

About Russell W Mellen

Growing up in sunny southern California, Russell moved to Florida after receiving his Bachelors in Science in Biology from Azusa Pacific University in 2015. During his time as an undergraduate, Russell worked in the lab of Dr. Charles Chen, studying the effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on the photosynthetic capacity of rice plants. This research project took Russell out of California and around the world, as much of the project was conducted in Tsukubamirai, Japan. It was during this time, while trudging through rice patties in the summer sun, that Russell realized that scientific research was where his passions lie. Growing up, Russell was always acutely aware of the life-altering effects of genetic disorders, as the autosomal recessive disorder phenylketonuria runs in his family and affects his close relatives. With his graduate studies looming, this led to Russell shifting his area of research focus to attempt to bring therapy to others who suffer from genetic disorders, ultimately culminating in Russell joining the Boye lab. When not in lab Russell can be found exercising at Southwest Recreation Center or exploring Florida’s beaches. Russell’s research focuses on CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knockout of dominant congenital diseases

Honors & Awards

2019 · American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy

Education

Bachelors of Science in Biology
2013-2015 · Azusa Pacific University
None
2011-2013 · Orange Coast College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7413
Emails:
Business:
rmellen@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Mailing:
1395 Center Drive
Academic Research Building R2-236
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610