Melanie Graham, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Melanie Graham

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-0192

Fax 612-624-6139

Office Address:
Preclinical Research Center
1988 Fitch Avenue
AS/VM 295
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

PhD, Animal modeling, welfare, refinement. Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

B.A., Quantitative Methods and Computer Science, University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis MN



AnSci/CMB/VMed 8134 – Ethical Conduct of Animal Research

Awards & Recognition

The Patrick J. Manning Award recognizing special effort in the care and use of research animals and significant contribution to biomedical research, 2004.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Application of the 3Rs to guard the cumulative experience of animal subjects and improve model validity and translation
  • Diabetic animal models
  • Nonhuman primate disease models
  • Animal behavior
  • Development of cell-based therapies for treatment of diabetes
  • Extrahepatic delivery of islets, both free and encapsulated