Dr. Mellors is a tenured Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, who has as a strong reputation as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic mentor and teacher at the University of Pittsburgh. He has lectured on “HIV-AIDS” in the Medical Microbiology course, “HIV-1 Antiviral Strategies” in the Retrovirology course of the Molecular Virology and Microbiology program and “HIV Cure” in the Prevention, Treatment, and Control of Global Infectious Diseases course within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology curriculum. Dr. Mellors has a long history of mentorship of fellows, residents and medical students. He has mentored six post-doctoral fellows, eleven pre-doctoral candidates, and serves on numerous dissertation committees.
Dr. Mellors offers trainees balanced guidance in the areas of research, authorship, grant writing, manuscript review and oral presentation based upon his extensive professional experience. Currently, one PhD student, a recipient of the Pitt AIDS Research Training (PART) Program award for pre-doctoral trainees, one Medical student, a recipient of two years of funding via the Medical Research Fellows Program awarded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and one post-doctoral associate, are benefiting from Dr. Mellors primary mentorship.