Dr. Melinda Frye is the associate dean of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Her research is focused on understanding mechanisms of left ventricular hypertrophy associated with obesity and high-fat diets. Her laboratory uses a dietary obese rodent model to study the mechanisms of myocardial remodeling in the absence of insulin resistance or hypertension, thus representing the covert pathologic changes in otherwise healthy obese humans.
Frye earned her B.S.N. from Linfield College. She earned her D.V.M., M.S. and Ph.D. from CSU. Frye is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.