Melissa Borg, Ph.D.

Preclinical Researcher

Dr. Borg has over 10 years of experience in medical research which has focused on metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

In 2014 Dr. Borg finished her Ph.D. studies at the Department of Physiology, Monash University, Australia. Her studies investigated the role that exercise training had to rewire the brain during obesity, and the resulting effect on whole-body energy metabolism.

After finishing her Ph.D. she moved to Sweden to start her post-doctoral studies at the Karolinska Institute. Dr. Borg worked at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology with Professor Juleen Zierath where she focused on skeletal muscle metabolism in type 2 diabetes. In 2019 she became an Assistant Professor where she was able to cement her skills in both in vivo and ex vivo physiology. During this time Dr. Borg was also made Platform Manager of the Metabolic Phenotyping Center as part of the Strategic Research Program in Diabetes.


2014, Ph.D. in Physiology
Department of Physiology, Monash University, Australia

2008, BSc. (Honors 1st Class) in Biomedical Sciences
Victoria University, Australia