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Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Melissa Trevino, Ph.D., M.A., is a Cancer Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch. Dr. Trevino earned a master's degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, with a specialization in visual cognition, from the University of Houston.
Dr. Trevino's past work focused on visual memories and visual attention in typically developing adults and children. Her dissertation investigated the relationship between visual working memory and visual selective attention in survivors of pediatric cancer by implementing basic visual cognition measures in order to fully comprehend the nature of cognitive processes among survivors. At NCI, Dr. Trevino is working to bridge the gap between basic cognitive science and clinical neuropsychology to advance cognitive measures used to assess cancer patients and survivors. Her work also focuses on applying basic visual perception and cognition principles to improve the radiologic search process.
Current and past BRP mentors include Todd Horowitz.