Melanie Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Melanie Jones received both her B.S. in Biology and NYS Secondary Education Certification in Biology grades 7-12 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Later, she attended SUNY New Paltz where she received her M.A. in Biology. Most recently, she attended New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY for her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology where her research interests include gender differences in thyroid cancer, the role of androgen receptor in thyroid cancer, and thyroid cancer biomarkers. At the secondary level, she taught Physical Science for 8th grade, and Living Environment for 8th and 9th grade at Monticello Central School District where she was granted tenure. She led honors and inclusion classes in both the high school and middle school settings. Additionally, at Monticello Middle School she taught science within a special program designed for behavior intervention. While at Monticello CSD, she participated on teams to design the curricula for the Physical Science, Math AIS, and Environmental Science courses. She also designed her own curriculum for Living Environment.