Adding to our rapid succession of graduates, Dr. Dennis Norfleet II, known as “Dre” by many, defended his Bioengineering PhD dissertation on April 18th. Andre was the last trainee in the lab to participate in the NSF Science and Technology Center EBICS, and has contributed to our computational efforts with seed funding from the Marcus Center and with the NSF Cell Manufacturing Technologies Engineering Research Center. Congratulations, Andre!
Dr. Andy Raddatz!
Congrats to Andy for successfully defending his Ph.D. on April 5th! Andy was a key contributor to our NCI-funded efforts and also was a CTEng T32 fellow during his graduate career. We lose our social media guru with his departure! Congratulations on this milestone!
Dan’s PhD Defense and IBB Holiday Party
Congratulations to Dr. Dan Zhang for successfully defending his thesis, “Informing Precision Medicine Through Data-driven Modeling of Patient-Specific Therapeutic Responses in Microfluidic-based Assays”! He will be will be starting a postdoc next year at Tufts University School of Medicine. The lab also had a fantastic time celebrating another great year at the IBB holiday party afterwards!
Arina’s PhD Defense!
Arina did an amazing job defending her dissertation today, entitled: “Computational analysis methodologies for evaluating metabolism changes in iPSCs undergoing differentiation”! Congratulations Dr. Nikitina! We know you’ll do amazing things during your postdoc at UC Santa Barbara.
BioE Outstanding Advisor Award
Melissa recieved the BioE Outstanding Advisor award at this year’s graduate recruiting event! This is the second time Melissa has won this award (previously in 2012), and she will give a talk about her career journey during the annual BioE Day in May. Congratulations Melissa!
Melissa named to Endowed Professorship
Melissa has been named to the Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Endowed Professorship! This professorship supports eminent teacher-scholars for a five-year term. Congratulations Melissa for this great honor! Please see the BME news link here.
Nature Communications paper published
Melissa promoted to Professor
Our very own principal investigator Dr. Melissa Kemp has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory! This is a testament to her years of hard work in research, steadfast dedication to mentorship, and unparalleled creative vision for leading the lab in ever-expanding research directions. Please see the BME news link here.
From all of us past and present members of the lab, we’d like to congratulate you on this tremendous achievement. We are privileged to work with you as an innovative scientist, and thankful to have you as an amazing mentor. Here’s to continuing to advance the field of computational systems biology!
Josh Lewis successfully defends thesis
A huge congratulations to Josh Lewis for successfully defending his PhD thesis today! His thesis is titled “Genome-scale modeling of redox metabolism and therapeutic response in radiation-resistant tumors”. Awesome work Dr. Lewis, and we wish him the best of success as he prepares to return to medical school!
Josh Lewis wins 2nd place prize in Suddath Student Award!
Congratulations to Josh for placing as runner-up in the 2019 Suddath Student Award competition hosted each year by the Petit Institute. This is the most prestigious internal award at Georgia Tech across all bioengineering and biosciences PhD students. Josh receives a $500 cash prize!
Andre named 2019 Herbert P. Haley Fellow
Kemp lab is on a roll! Congratulations to Andre Norfleet for being awarded a $4000 Herbert P. Haley Fellowship!
2019 Outstanding Bioinformatics PhD Student award
Josh Lewis was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding PhD Student in Bioinformatics! He will be getting a $2000 award for his awesome work.