Melissa Budelier, PhD

Instructor, Pathology & Immunology


Additional Titles

  • Co-Medical Director, Toxicology Laboratory


  • PhD, Biochemistry: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2018)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Chemistry: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Interests

  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Automation

Research Interests

I am interested in collaborating with researchers in both academia and industry to develop clinically useful, mass spectrometry-based assays to improve diagnosis and/or prognosis of human disease. My current research focuses on 1) detecting emerging drugs of abuse and 2) working with researchers in the Department of Neurology to develop and optimize assays for diagnosing/staging Alzheimer’s disease and monitoring treatment response in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.