UNM Rainforest Innovations

Associate Professor
Department of Neurosciences
AIM Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
The University of New Mexico

Pending U.S. Patent Applications (UNM-Affiliated)

  • Circular RNAs for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Disorders 
  • Circular RNAs for Diagnosis of Depression and Prediction of Response to Antidepressant Treatment 
  • Novel Tools for Circular RNA Manipulation and use in Therapeutics 

Dr. Mellios’ research areas include:

  • Role of circRNAs in brain development, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive function. 
  • Use of circRNAs as biomarkers for better diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. 
  • Role of circRNAs in the pathogenesis of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. 
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