First person – Melanie Ridgway

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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Melanie Ridgway is first author on ‘ Analysis of sex-specific lipid metabolism in Plasmodium falciparum points to importance of sphingomyelin for gametocytogenesis’, published in JCS. Melanie conducted the research described in this article while a PhD candidate in Alexander Maier's lab at Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Australia. She is now a postdoc in the lab of David Horn at Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, investigating the cell biology of unicellular parasites.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberjcs259848
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cell Science
Issue number5
Early online date21 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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