(Mascot: Sharks) Dr. Melissa Pitman completed her Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology at Flinders University, and undertook an Honours project, for which she was awarded a University Medal. Her PhD work around the discovery of a lead inhibitor compound has resulted in six publications. Dr Melissa Pitman is now the head of the Drug Discovery Unit within the Centre for Cancer Biology’s Molecular Signalling Laboratory, where Melissa and her team are currently involved in research to discover better treatments for cancer.