Melanie Lampa

Areas of Expertise
  • Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Bright-field Microscopy
  • Cell proliferation assays
  • Cell fractionations via homogenization of cellular, live tissue models for the extraction of primary neurons
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • DNA Amplification and Purification
  • Genotyping (Mouse)
  • Immunoprecipitation (IP)
  • Immunofluorescent staining
  • Plasma and whole blood processing
  • Primary cell culture
  • in vitro Immunoassays on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)
  • PCR
  • Transient Transfection
  • Western Blotting (WB)
  • 2013 – Present. Laboratory Manager/Research Associate II, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • 2009 – 2013, Research Associate, Department of Geriatrics, California Department of Veterans Affairs, West Los Angeles, CA


  • 2012, B.S., Neurobiology, Biopsychology, Simmons College, Boston, MA


  • 2010-2011, Student Intern, The Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2007, Student Intern, Department of Clinical Cancer Genetics, Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • 2006, Student Intern, Department of Information Technology, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Nakamura R, La Rosa C, Longmate J, Drake J, Slape C, Zhou Q, Lampa MG, O’Donnell M, Cai J-L, Farol L, Salhotra A, Snyder DS, Aldoss I, Forman SJ, Zaia JA, Miller JS, Merson J, Diamond DJ (2015) A therapeutic cytomegalovirus peptide vaccine in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: unanticipated clinical outcomes in a randomized pilot phase 1 trial.  Lancet Infectious Disease 3(2):87-98.
  • Manuel ER, Chen J, D’Apuzzo M, Lampa MG, Chung V and Diamond DJ (2015) Combination Treatment Using PEGPH20 with Salmonella-Based Therapy Targeting Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase Ablates Aggressive Pancreatic Tumors.  CR Cancer Immunology Research 10.1158/2326-6066
  • Melanie G. Lampa, Bethann Johnson, Ph.D., Julia S. Schlehe, Ph.D., and Matthew J. LaVoie, Ph.D. (2012) “Identifying parking interacting proteins after its translocation to mitochondria” Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Honors Senior Thesis “Identifying parkin interacting proteins after its translocation to mitochondria”
  • Sigma Xi Honors Research Award
  • Bank of America Award for Student Excellence
  • President Bush Service Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer for Outreach, Special Olympics®
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