Michelle M. Miranda Vélez

Michelle Miranda (she/her) is a postdoctoral scholar in the Dodd Lab in the Pathology Department. Her research interest lies in bridging science and medicine by implementing core chemistry to study and improve human health. Specifically, her focus is on understanding choline metabolism and the production of trimethylamine by commensal gut bacteria, investigating the influence of diet and microbiota on choline metabolism in the gut, and studying the regulation of metabolosomes in this pathway to contribute to the development of novel treatments. Michelle holds a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Tampa and earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Florida International University under the guidance of Dr. Moon. She participates in DEI events, including discussions on social justice within biosciences and academia, and WISE mentoring groups. Additionally, Michelle volunteers for a pet rescue organization and enjoys teaching. Originally from Puerto Rico, Michelle loves the beach, working out, and watching documentaries. Connect with Michelle: LinkedIn