Melissa Beck

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Melissa Beck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biography

Dr. Beck worked for 12 years at a contract research organization in Ashland, Ohio. During her time there, she conducted nonclinical safety assessment studies for drugs intended for humans and animals. Her research interests include understanding the effects of drugs and chemicals on development, both during pregnancy and after birth, as well as on behavior.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology, University of Michigan
  • B.S. in Toxicology, Ashland University

Scholarly Works

  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Mechanisms of Ethanol Toxicity in the Spinal Neural Crest (Melissa J. Beck) Faculty Dissertations (2001)
  • Juvenile Toxicity Testing to Support Clinical Trials in the Pediatric Population (B. A. Thorsrud, A. S. Faqi, Melissa J. Beck, et al.) Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Publications (2012)  
  • Nonclinical Juvenile Toxicity Testing (Melissa J. Beck, G. Macginnis, E. L. Padgett, et al.) Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Publications (2012)  
  • Nonclinical Juvenile Toxicity Testing (Melissa J. Beck, E. L. Padgett, C. J. Bowman, et al.) Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Publications (2008)
  • Utilizing Required PharmD Projects and Assistantships to Engage Students in Research Across Disciplines (Aleda Chen, Juanita A Draime, Melissa J. Beck, et al.) American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2018)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »

Interests

  • Favorite Places to Visit: Disney World, cruising anywhere a ship takes me, and Hilton Head
  • Hobbies: I love to read, quilt, and spend time with my family.
  • Why Cedarville? I am excited to be a part of a Christ-centered university that is using new techniques to educate the next generation of professionals.