Melissa Stundick, Ph.D., is the Head of Strategic Alliances for Spero Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. Previously, she was the Anti-infectives Program Chief within the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for over 5 years. During that time, she oversaw a portfolio of contracts that supported the procurement or research and development novel antibacterials, smallpox antivirals, antitoxins and ebola therapeutics. Prior to HHS, she was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton where she provided scientific consultation to the Department of Defense, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other organizations.
Dr. Stundick received a B.S. in Chemistry from Bates College and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also holds a Certificate of Intelligence Analysis from the University of Maryland.