Melissa Stundick, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Strategic Alliances for Spero Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA where she leads the business development and alliance management functions. 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.