Associate Professor Melissa Grant

Scientific Advisory Board Member

BSc, MSc, PhD

Melissa Grant is Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry where she is co-lead of the Periodontal Research Group. She is a biochemist by training. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, reviews, or book chapters, and is named on families of patents on saliva diagnostic biomarkers. She has interests in the biochemistry of saliva and its use in disease detection. She has used proteomics for many years for the discovery of novel biomarkers and understanding the mechanism of action of inflammatory diseases, including heart, oral, and kidney disease, in humans, captive, and companion animals.

Melissa is the Postgraduate Research Lead, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead, and Curator of the Open Wide exhibition space at the School of Dentistry. Additionally, she serves as a Public Engagement Ambassador for the School of Dentistry.

Melissa's research primarily focuses on the biochemistry of saliva, exploring its potential in disease detection. Her extensive experience in proteomics has significantly contributed to identifying novel biomarkers and understanding inflammatory diseases.

Associate Professor Melissa Grant