Melissa Barlow

Senior Research Associate

Melissa is a UCSB Zoology graduate with over 15 years of laboratory research experience in pharmacology at UCSD. Prior to joining the Mendiola Lab, Melissa studied mechanisms of cardiac cell regulation and their physiological roles in heart disease. Beyond the lab, Melissa channels her creativity into crafting delectable sweets with her family.

Dane Ford-Roshon

Ph.D student (BMS)

Caitlin Ribeiro

Staff Research Associate

Caitlin is a Research Associate within the lab. Previously, she investigated cardiorespiratory diseases at George Washington University, built a fruit fly connectome at Janelia Research Campus, and explored urban ecology as an undergrad at Arizona State University. She spends her free time hiking, reading, and paddleboarding.