Melanie Bush

Melanie Bush is the Vice President of Science and Research for Artemis International, a leading supplier of berry nutraceutical ingredients. She has been a part of the Artemis team for over 15 years and her management role spans several departments including Quality Assurance, Research & Development and Technical Sales Support. She coordinates and communicates new research on the health benefits of berries, and she is a regular contributor and writer for numerous industry publications.

She attended Purdue University-Fort Wayne on a full academic scholarship, where she earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. While there she received multiple academic awards for her six years of immunology research on high anthocyanin berry extracts and their immune-enhancing and anti-cancer effects.

She is also currently an adjunct biology instructor at Trine University in Indiana and was previously recognized by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly as one of “Forty Under 40” for her service to both her work and her community.