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Melissa Scheiber

Visiting Assistant Professor

Address: SSMB 212
Phone: 843.953.9530


Post Doc - Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Ph.D.  - Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

B.S. - Indiana University Northwest

Research Interests

My research experience and interests focus on immunology and cancer biology, particularly the role of the complement system in tumor growth and progression.

Courses Taught

BIOL 111: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL 305: Genetics

BIOL 305L: Genetics Lab

BIOL 312L: Molecular Biology Lab


Scheiber MN, Watson PM, Rumboldt T, Stanley C, Wilson RC, Findlay VJ, Anderson PE, and Watson DK. FLI1 Expression is Correlated with Breast Cancer Cellular Growth, Migration, and Invasion and Altered Gene Expression. Neoplasia. 2014, 16(10): 801-813.

Elvington M*, Scheiber M*, Yang X, Lyons K, Jacqmin D, Wadsworth C, Marshall D, Vanek K, and Tomlinson S. Complement-Dependent Modulation of Antitumor Immunity following Radiation Therapy. Cell Reports. 2014, Aug 7;8(3):818-30.

Elvington M, Blichmann P, Qiao F, Scheiber M, Wadsworth C, Luzinov I, Lucero J, Vertegel A, and Tomlinson S. A novel protocol allowing oral delivery of a protein complement inhibitor that subsequently targets to inflamed colon mucosa and ameliorates murine colitis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2014 Aug; 177(2): 500-8.

Watson DK, Turner DP, Scheiber MN, Findlay VF, and Watson PM. ETS Transcription Factor Expression and Conversion During Prostate and Breast Cancer Progression. The Open Cancer Journal. 2010, 3: 24-39.

Wang Y, Scheiber MN, Neumann C, Calin GA, and Zhou D. MicroRNA Regulation of Ionizing Radiation-Induced Premature Senescence. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010, 81(3): 839-48.

* Co-first author