Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

It’s truly amazing how impressive but humble everyone is. I am blown away by my team’s professional and personal accomplishments.

Melissa McCracken

At Third Rock, Melissa focuses on new company formation, partnership development and due diligence in various disease areas, including immunology and oncology. Melissa is inspired by the biotech industry’s exponential growth over the past few decades, especially in oncology, immunology, infectious disease including HIV and HCV, and the transformative impact on patient health. She is motivated to continue creating life-changing companies because of all the patients still in need of innovative medicines for the treatment of their disease.

Melissa’s greatest accomplishment is finishing her doctorate at University of California, Los Angeles and postdoc at Stanford’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, where her research focused on understanding the anti-tumor immune response.

Year Joined
  • 2017
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D., Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles
Administrative Support
  • East Coast