Amanda Melillo, Ph.D. is the Chief of the Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch and the Director of the Oral Opportunistic Pathogens and Viral Disease Program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Melillo comes to NIDCR from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) where she oversaw a portfolio of grants in the areas of cell growth and differentiation, and organismal response to environmental stressors. She co-directed the Cellular, Biochemical, and Molecular Sciences Predoctoral Research Training Program, as well as managed the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository.
Prior to her time at NIGMS, Dr. Melillo was a Program Director at NIDCR. Amanda earned a B.S. in biology and biochemistry from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Ph.D. in microbial disease from Albany Medical College in New York. She conducted postdoctoral research at FDA and served as a technology transfer coordinator assistant also at FDA.