Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.

Melissa Bauman

Position Title
Associate Professor

Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis School of Medicine
UC Davis


Bio

Overview

Dr. Bauman is a neuroscientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a faculty member of the UC Davis MIND Institute.  She utilizes her background in neuroscience and her training in autism research to develop preclinical models of neurodevelopmental disorders.  

Her current research focuses on understanding how changes in the prenatal environment, in particular, the maternal-fetal immune environment, may increase the risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.  In addition to her research interests, Dr. Bauman also has a strong commitment to advancing women's careers in science and medicine and she serves as the director of the UC Davis Health Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) program.

Honors and Awards

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development Fellow, 2018

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Trainee, 2016

NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2012

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Trainee, 2012

UCDMC Women in Medical and Health Sciences (WIMHS) Mentored Leadership Trainee, 2011

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