Melanie Chin

Department Head



Melanie Chin earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington in Neuroscience and Biology (Genome, Cell, and Developmental). Her thesis research focused on sensory neuron development in fruit flies. Before her studies at Indiana, she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Biochemistry from The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.


Melanie has experience teaching undergraduate biology and mentoring students in a laboratory setting. Along with this she has taught a variety of younger students through science outreach events.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Played D3 tennis and still likes to get out on the court!
  • Interested in mountain biking, hiking and climbing
  • Reads, paints, and loves animals