ABOUT US RESEARCHERS - MELISSA HUDSON
B.Sc (Honours), Queen's University
ASD-CARC Research Registry Coordinator
Melissa began working with Dr. Jeanette Holden at the Cytogenetics and DNA Research Laboratory as a high school student and continued to work there while completing undergraduate degree program in Biology at Queen's University from 1994-1998. Her undergraduate thesis was on DBH Gene Polymorphisms in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She worked as a Research Technician in the Neurogenetics Section at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1998-2001 researching the genetics of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bulimia, Seasonal Affective Disorder, OCD and Attention Deficity Disorder. In 2001 she returned to work with Dr. Holden and joined the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Canadian American Research Consortium (ASD-CARC). After Dr. Holden's passing Melissa continued her position working under the directorship of Dr. Xudong Liu. The lab has since been renamed the Queen's Genomics Lab at Ongwanada. Melissa coordinates the Research Registry and Website (www.AutismResearch.com) and is involved in many projects. She continues to be involved with labwork and sample management.