Meyer, Michelle

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017-2021, B.S., Biochemistry, Psychology, Minor in Biology

Why I like Biochemistry

Not only is learning about biological systems and the process of drug discovery interesting, but it is also very fulfilling work. The creation of treatments for common diseases can give rise to a larger population of people who can age healthier and for longer. Working to find the next discovery can pass on that hope to those who did not before.

Research Lab: Prof. Alexander (Leggy) Arnold

Major Area of Focus: Biochemistry

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Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

As a previous undergraduate at UWM, I know that my time at this provided many opportunities to grow my passion to learn a subject under a variety of scopes. Additionally, the faculty has challenged me to grow my critical thinking skills, appreciate the boundary between chemistry and physical condition, and lead me in research. This has urged me to continue my education at this school.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

For fun, I love to be active! As an alumnus of UWM’s D1 women’s track and field team, that activity tends to be running. I also love hiking and camping. I also have a strong passion for art and use a large variety of mediums to paint and draw. More recently, I illustrated a published children’s book titled “The Adventures of Curious Cult: A New Home”.


  1. Lalit K Golani, Branka Divović, Dishary Sharmin, Kamal P Pandey, Md Yeunus Mian, Rok Cerne, Nicolas M Zahn, Michelle J Meyer, Veera V N P B Tiruveedhula, Jodi L Smith, Xingjie Ping, Xiaoming Jin, Arnold Lippa, Jeffrey M Schkeryantz, Leggy A  Arnold, James M Cook, Miroslav M Savić and Jeffrey M Witkin “Metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and anticonvulsant activity of a deuterated analog of the α2/3-selective GABAkine KRM-II-81” Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition 2022, 43(2), 66-75.
  2. M.S. Rashid Roni, Nicolas M. Zahn, Gene T. Yocum, Daniel A. Webb, Md Yeunus Mian, Michelle J. Meyer, Anika S. Tylek, James M. Cook, Charles W. Emala, Douglas C. Stafford and Leggy A. Arnold "Comparative pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic study of MIDD0301 and its (S) enantiomer" Drug Development Research 2022, 83(4), 979-992.
  3. Nicolas M. Zahn, M.S. Rashid Roni, Gene T. Yocum, Michelle J. Meyer, Daniel A. Webb, Md Yeunus Mian, James M. Cook, Douglas C. Stafford, Charles W. Emala, and Leggy A. Arnold "Development of inhaled GABA(A) receptor modulators to improve airway function in bronchoconstrictive disorders" ACS Pharmacology& Translational Science 2022, 5(2), 80-88.

Poster Presentations

UW System SPARK Symposium: "Cell Viability, Motor Performance, and Behavioral Assessments of New Drug Candidates", Michelle Meyer, June 9th, 2021.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Symposium at UWM: "Cell Viability, Motor Performance, and Behavioral Assessments of New Drug Candidates", Michelle Meyer, April 23rd, 2021.