Joshua Lewis’s work on using a combination of genome-scale metabolic modeling and machine learning to identify metabolite biomarkers for and prediction of tumor radiosensitivy has been published in Nature Communications! Check out the paper here, and the BME news article here.
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!
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!
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!
Kemp lab is on a roll! Congratulations to Andre Norfleet for being awarded a $4000 Herbert P. Haley Fellowship!
Josh Lewis was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding PhD Student in Bioinformatics! He will be getting a $2000 award for his awesome work.
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.
Bryce McKinney won a silver medal in the Atlanta Public Schools Regional Science Fair for his project entitled “Bioelectric and redox characteristics of mESCs along cardiomyocyte differentiation”. Bryce is one of our Project ENGAGES students, mentored by Andre Norfleet. Congratulations Bryce!
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.
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.
Sarah Seals has been named one of 8 Georgia Tech Sloan Graduate Fellows for 2017 based upon her academic and research record! Sarah will receive a stipend bonus and professional development funds for the next 3 years (thus the remainder) of her PhD! Congratulations on this honor!
Melissa is a guest on the WREK 91.1 radio station show “Inside the Black Box”, describing the lab’s research to the metro Atlanta listeners.