After receiving a B.A. in biology at the University of Illinois, Melton went to Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar and earned a second B.A. in history and philosophy of science followed by a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Trinity College, Cambridge and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Melton is presently the Xander University Professor at Harvard, Co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and an HHMI Investigator. He teaches undergraduate courses at Harvard College and with his wife, Gail, serves as Faculty Dean of Eliot House. Melton is also a scientific founder of Gilead Sciences and Semma Therapeutics.
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