Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Biomedical Sciences


Biomedical Science, Obesity

Areas of Expertise

Cardiovascular health

Melinda Frye

Dr. Melinda Frye, associate dean of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, researches understanding heart disease associated with obesity and high-fat diets.

Frye’s 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, and her M.S., D.V.M., and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Frye is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.