Melissa R. Miller Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Miller received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Colorado Denver and Colorado School of Public Health. While completing her Ph.D., she undertook a research project examining lung function in individuals with CF who had undergone a liver transplant. This led to an interest in the field of Cystic Fibrosis, specifically in genetic modifiers of CF. She is currently completing post-doctoral research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Her post-doctoral research interests include identifying genetic modifiers that influence early exocrine pancreatic damage in CF, and to determine if these genes and early exocrine pancreatic damage predict early CF phenotypes. Her post-doctoral research is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research training grant in a statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology and by the U.S. CF Foundation.