Melanie Shapiro, PhD

Dr. Melanie Shapiro is a JDRF Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Todd Brusko in the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her research during her postdoc and PhD has focused on the immunology and genetics of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dr. Shapiro’s graduate work included two major projects: identification of serological biomarkers for T1D prediction in at-risk subjects and elucidation of immunological mechanisms of T1D pathogenesis in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse. As a postdoc, Dr. Shapiro’s studies have focused on the application of precision genetics to understand the heterogeneity of T1D pathogenesis and responsiveness to prevention therapies.