Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Melissa M. Berrien-Elliott

Melissa M. Berrien-Elliott, PhD


Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Stem Cell Biology

Research Interests

  • Natural killer cells
  • Translational immunology
  • Cancer immunotherapy


  • 314-747-1547 (office)
  • 314-362-9333 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 634, Southwest Tower (office)


2006 BS, Marine Biology with Honors, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
2014 PhD, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
2006-2009 Research Technician, Department of Pathology and Immunology (lab of Wayne Yokoyama, MD, PhD), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2014-2019 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology (Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD, mentor), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2019-present Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Stem Cell Biology Section, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Honors & Awards
2015-2018 National Institutes of Health, NCI, F32 Award
2015-2019 NIH Loan Repayment Program/Clinical Research
2016 Hematopoietic Development and Malignancy Program Retreat, Best Abstract
2017 American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
2018 Meeting of the Society of Natural Immunity, Best Abstract Award
2019-2021 Paul Calabresi K12 Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology
Professional Societies
2010-present American Association for the Advancement of Science
2010-present The American Association of Immunologists
2020, AAI Annual Meeting Session Moderator - Tumor Immunology
2015-present Society for Natural Immunity
2017-present American Society of Hematology
2020, ASH Abstract Reviewer - Immunotherapies
2018-present American Association for Cancer Research