Pamela Mellon 

Pamela L. Mellon, PhD 



Contact Information

Leichtag Bldg, Room 3A14

Phone: 858-534-1312858-534-1312
Fax: 858-534-1438

Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive #0674
La Jolla, CA 92093-0674

Lab Website


Dr. Mellon holds a joint appointment with the Department of Reproductive Medicine. Her primary contributions to Neurosciences are in the teaching and service realms. She has been a mainstay of the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology course for more than a decade.

Teaching dedication and commitment to graduate education are evident in a career record that includes training of doctoral students from the Biology, Neurosciences, and Biomedical Sciences programs. Several of these students have held prestigious fellowships such as the Howard Hughes and Markey Fellowships. Students from four graduate programs have rotated through the Mellon laboratory.

Dr. Mellon maintains an exemplary record of university service. She has chaired ad hoc committees for faculty promotions, served as Chair of the Graduate Education Programs Committee, and is a member of both the Committee on Educational Policy and the Education Council in the School of Medicine.

Year Award
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring
2010-2012 President, Women in Endocrinology
2003-2013 Mentor Award for Excellence in Research Training
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
2001-2004 Election to the Council of the Endocrine Society, Governing Committee of this 10,000 member Professional Society
The Endocrine Society
1999-2009 Director
Center for Reproductive Science and Medicine, NIH U54 HD12303
1997 The Young Investigator Award of the Pituitary Society for Outstanding Research
The Pituitary Society
1997 The Ernst Oppenheimer Memorial Award of the Endocrine Society, for Meritorious Research in the Field of Endocrinology
The Endocrine Society
1996-2006 Merit Award
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
1996 Faculty Distinguished Lecturer
UCSD School of Medicine
1994 Sixth Annual William A. Sadler Lecture in the Reproductive Sciences, at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Directors of NICHD Reproductive Sciences Research Centers and Program
NICHD Reproductive Sciences Research Centers and Programs
1993 Award for Outstanding Teaching
UCSD Dept of Neurosciences
1989 Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award of The Endocrine Society for Outstanding Research Achievement in the Field of Endocrinology by a Young Investigator
Richard E. Weitzman Memorial, The Edocrine Society
1984-1985 Mellon Foundation Assistant Professor
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
1983-1984 Leukemia Society of America Special Fellow
Harvard University
1980-1983 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Harvard University
1979-1980 Weizmann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
California Institute of Technology
1975-1979 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
University of California at Berkeley
1975 Highest Honors in Biology and Chemistry
University of California at Santa Cruz

For a full list of publications, go to and search “Mellon PL[au]