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 wins award for science fair project
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!
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.
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.
Joshua Lewis received a Young Investigator travel award to attend the Society for Redox Biology & Medicine annual meeting. In addition, his abstract “Genome-scale modeling of NADPH metabolism in radiation-resistant head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients” was selected for an oral presentation. Way to go, Josh!
Our collaborative project with co-PIs Cristina Furdui (Wake-Forest) and Dave Boothman (UTSW) has been awarded a 5 year U01 from NCI to develop predictive models of chemotherapeutic responses in head and neck cancer.
Match day! Andre Norfleet and Andy Raddatz are joining the lab as 1st year BioE and BME PhD students.
The Kemp lab is thrilled to be participating in the new NSF-sponsored Engineering Research Center on Cellular Manufacturing and Technologies (CMaT). This $20 million award brings together researchers to solve challenges in characterizing, modeling, monitoring, and distriubting materials needed to expand cell-based therapies. Melissa will be co-leader of Thrust 1, dedicated to integration of heterogeneous Omics data for identification of relevant biomarkers for critical quality attributes.
Sarah, Chad, Jakari, and Melissa attend the annual EBICS retreat at Calloway Gardens
Our lab is awarded an IBB seed grant in collaboration with Facundo Fernandez in Chemistry. Dr. Li Li and Sarah Seals will have internal funding to continue their amazing collaboration using the latest Bruker Rapiflex MALDI imager on campus! Here is a press release!