Duke University Medical Center

Melissa Palmer
Program Coordinator
Center for Microbial Pathogenesis

Melissa Palmer

322 CARL Building
Box 3546 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710

Phone: (919) 684-2814
Fax: (919) 684-5458
Email: melissa.sykes@duke.edu

I am originally from Hillsborough, North Carolina. I started working at Duke in August 2010 at the Fuqua School of Business in the Center on Leadership and Ethics. I soon after found my love of working with grants and transitioned to the Institute for Genome Sciences in December 2010 to pursue a career in grants management. Prior to coming to the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, I worked for a little over a year in the Psychiatry department. In Psychiatry, I completed the RAA program and worked with 15 PI's supporting them with pre- and post-award grant management. I joined the Heitman lab in July 2012, and support Dr. Joseph Heitman and his lab with administrative duties, pre-award and post-award management and discretionary funds. I also support the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis.  

Outside the office, I spend my time with my twins, Luke and Lily, who will turn one year old in January, baking and with friends. 




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