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!
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!
Best BioE abstract award!
Congratulations to Dan Zhang for winning this year’s best abstract award among the Bioengineering Ph.D. students! Dan will receive a $150 cash prize and give an oral presentation during the BioE day on May 9.
Press coverage of our Nature Communications paper
Georgia Tech Research Horizons released a story on our recent publication describing emergent patterning during stem cell differentiation. You can find the press release here.
BMES arrives in Atlanta!
The Kemp lab was well-represented at BMES this year. In addition to alums Melody Shao and Saheli Sarkar attending the conference, current students Josh Lewis, Andre Norfleet, Andrew Raddatz and 2018 REU Carina Rojanaroj presented posters. Melissa co-chaired the Analysis of Signaling Systems session and gave introductory marks at the special session on systems biology education.