John Melchior, a researcher at the University of Cincinnati, is researching high density lipoproteins (HDL). His aim is to improve HDL communities and reduce heart disease risks for those who carry them around.
John Melchior is a senior executive whose experience includes managing and directing global travel distribution for airlines, hotel management companies and corporate buyers. His knowledge has been instrumental in numerous successful travel marketing initiatives.
Early Life and Education
John Melchior was born into a poor farming family in Piedmont, Italy. His father passed away when he was young and his saintly mother Margherita Bosco raised him and his two brothers with great hardship and poverty.
At nine, he experienced a series of vivid dreams which would remain with him throughout his life. In one dream, he stood in an arena filled with fighting, cursing and blasphemying lads; despite attempts at deterrence through arguments and fists, they continued fighting until peace finally prevailed.
At twenty-one, John Bosco decided to pursue priesthood. After studying for six years at the seminary, he was ordained in 1841 and immediately began educating and rehabilitating disadvantaged youth through reformative teaching methods as well as setting up homes for street children.
One of Minnesota’s most esteemed educators, he served as a fixture at Belle Plaine Senior High School and Metcalf and Nicollet junior high schools. A two-time Minnesota Teacher of the Year, he earned himself an induction into Burnsville’s inaugural Hall of Fame as one of only five educators to receive such recognition.
His award-winning research in lipid biochemistry has not gone unnoticed. He gained notoriety for his studies on HDL, or “good” cholesterol that helps reduce the risk of heart disease and other ailments. Perhaps most impressive of all was his invention of a technique to separate particles in one drop of serum. While much attention is focused on the science behind it all, Melchior also got involved with some fun when his work was recognized with an NIH grant.
Achievements and Honors
Melchior is a founding partner of Nossaman LLP and an renowned trial lawyer who has taken on some of the world’s most complex and challenging cases during his 50+ year career.
His research interests span Astrophysics, Galaxy Dynamics, Dark Energy, Redshift and Weak Gravitational Lensing. However, his most impressive accomplishment is the creation of artificial intelligence algorithms capable of outperforming humans at recognizing complex patterns in data sets as large as billions of records.
Melchior is a renowned scholar, sportsman and explorer. In the 1940s he served as head coach at Holy Cross and is credited with organizing Louisiana’s first state wrestling championship – their 23-1 record is something to behold!
John Melchior lived a life of faith that saw him devote himself to family and community. He married twice and had 12 children.
In addition to his faith, he was also a scientist who researched high density lipoproteins (HDL). His studies revealed that HDL particles that contain the protein apoA-II remove “bad” cholesterol more effectively than their non-containing counterparts.
Melchior’s research is significant because it fills a significant void in HDL research. He has perfected an approach to physically separate HDL subspecies based on whether they contain the protein apoA-II.
John Melchior has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has been in the entertainment industry for two decades, starring in multiple successful films such as Suicide Squad, Assassin Club, Marlowe, FAST X (2023) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (GOTG).
Melchior began her career in Portugal, appearing in Ouro Verde, A Herrera, The Black Book and Parque Mayer. Additionally she supplied the Portuguese voice for Spider-Gwen/Gwen Stacy in Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In August 2021 she made her first English-language cinematic appearance as Cleo Cazo/ Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s DCEU film The Suicide Squad; marking both her first time acting as a Marvel character and first time for an actress from Portugal to appear in one.