Melanie Ecker

Melanie Ecker

Dr. Melanie Ecker is an assistant professor and director of the Ecker Lab: Smart Polymers for Biomedical Applications in UNT’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, where her research interests include polymer science and biomedical engineering. She hopes the combination of both fields will lead to the development of next-generation biomedical devices based on polymeric biomaterials, such as conformal and biocompatible neural devices, to study the electrophysiology of the enteric nervous system. Dr. Ecker has published 27 peer-reviewed publications with more than 480 citations, holds two patents, and has delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences. In the Ecker Lab, she currently mentors a group of six undergraduate and six graduate students from diverse and multidisciplinary backgrounds, and is the faculty advisor for the Biomedical Engineering Society student organization.