LMP Q&A BUG: Melanie Peralta



This week the LMP Q&A BUG made its way to the Pathology Research Program (PRP) and ‘infected’ Melanie Peralta, Research Technician. The nomination came from our previous Q&A BUG ‘victim,’ Dr. Rohan John. Check out Dr. Johns’s photo Q&A, HERE.

The PRP Laboratory is a very unique area of LMP. It operates exclusively for research purposes; there is no automated machinery, meaning all services are administered manually, including immunohistochemistry staining, and lastly; the PRP Laboratory stands out as they handle diverse specimen, including human and animal tissue.

Samples come in through LMP Research and clients will request specific testing to be performed to help advance their studies.  These requests can come from around the world, and due to the PRP’s affiliation in research, it means the lab is included in many different publications.

Melanie is a Level IV Technician and is team leader in the lab. She will perform different histological services daily, and notes, “everyday is a surprise,” as it’s all dependent on the research that comes in.

It’s an area that participates and even enables innovation in medical research, and is a very interesting component of LMP.


To learn a little bit about Melanie’s personal side, check out her photo Q&A below. Make sure to read to the end to find out who’s next to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG. It could be you!


Whereabouts do you live and how do you commute to work?



What was your worst job?



Where was your last road trip to?



What’s your favorite meal to make at home?



If you could bring one thing on a weekend camping trip, what would it be?



What do you do for fun?



If you could be famous for anything, what what it be?



What’s your favourite animal? (Draw it!)



What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last six months?



Favourite sports team or athlete?



If you had to describe working for LMP in one word, what would it be?



If your friends were to describe you in one word, what would it be?



Because Melanie completed the photo series Q&A she was given the opportunity to pass the bug onto someone else… It’s now with great pleasure we announce the next staff member to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG:

Bev Nwachukwu, Charge Technologist, Genome Diagnostics 


Have a common interest with Melanie?   – Share it in the comments section!

  • That IMAX 3D is the ONLY way to watch the new Star Wars!
  • How I guess we have to figure out who Pau Gasol is?
  • How it’s about time we’ve had another…unique drawing
  • That a road trip to Texas sounds amazing! Especially right now…. BRRrrrrr

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