Mark A. Melton, Ph.D.

  • Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives Office of the President

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4608

Educational Background

B.A. – Biology, 1982
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

M.S. – Developmental Biology, 1987
North Carolina A&T State University

Ph.D. – Developmental Neurophysiology, 1992
University of Maryland at College Park

Postdoctoral Training – Molecular Genetics, 1992-1996
UNC –Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Area(s) of Research

Developmental Genetics/Gene Expression


Sarah K.R. Long, Eric Fulkerson, Rebecca Breese, Giovanna Hernandez, Cara Davis, Mark A. Melton, Radhans R. Chandrah, Napoleon Butler, Lan Jiang and Patricia Estes (2014). A Comparison of Midline and Tracheal Gene Regulation during Drosophila Development PLOS ONE 9(1) e85518: 1-18

Elaine A. Gay, Rebecca C. Klein, Mark A. Melton, Perry J. Blackshear and Jerrel L. Yakel (2008). Inhibition of Native Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors by Myristolated Alanine-Rich C Kinase Substrate Peptide Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 237(3): 884-890.

Deborah L. Croteau, Matthew J. DellaVecchia, Hong Wang, Rachelle J. Bienstock, Mark A. Melton and Bennett Van Houten (2006). The C-terminal Zinc Finger of UvrA Does Not Bind DNA Directly but Regulates Damage-specific DNA Binding Journal of Biological Chemistry 26370-26381.

Lamb, P.W., Melton, M.A. and Yakel, J.L. (2005) Inhibition of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes by B-amyloid 1-42 peptide Journal of Molecular Neurosciences 207:13-21.

Melton, M.A., Yu, N.-X., Dutton, E.K. and Olek, A.J. (1993) Local Induction of Acetylcholine Receptor Aggregates on Cultured Rat Myotubes by a Partially Purified Protein from Fetal Pig Brain Exp. Cell Res. 208:378-386.

Book Chapter

Jackson, C.R., Melton, M.A., and Jackson, S.C. (2009) African American Males in US Science. In Black American Males in Higher Education: Research, Programs and Academe – Diversity in Higher Education (Volume 7). Chapter 8.

Awards & Honors

National Role Model Faculty Mentor Award – 2014

Favorite Quote

I prefer that the work I do speak for me – My adapted quote