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Kacei Moton-Melancon Uses Scientific Research to Make a Difference

February 2017

KayCei-Moton-MelanconKacei Moton-Melancon, C'2017, is a senior biology making a difference everywhere she goes. During her tenure at Spelman, the New Orleans, Louisiana native has been involved in several research projects. Her first experience was through Morehouse College on the project, “Evaluating the Effects of Diabetes in the Distribution of Sodium Channels on the Sciatic Nerve in Rattus norvegicus."

During the summer of 2015 through Spelman College's GSTEM Program, Moton-Melancon traveled to Madrid, Spain where she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Mercedes Careche on the project, “Evaluating the Effects of Muscle Quality in Merluccius merluccius at Different Freezing Condition." Currently, she is working at Georgia State University where she conducts computational neuroscience research under Dr. Gennady Cymbalyuk.

A member of Spelman's RISE program, Moton-Melancon is always willing and eager to help her Spelman sisters. She demonstrates this desire by serving as a biology department tutor for the Biological Systems Form and Function course, as well as providing peer advising through the Health Careers Program office.

In the future, Moton-Melancon hopes to become a MD and obtain her Ph.D and utilize her transnational research skills to improve treatments and medicine within the field of neurology.

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