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!
Kendrecus Weldon has joined the Kemp lab as our newest Project ENGAGES student and is mentored by Sarah Seals. Read here for more information on this amazing program. Our lab is proud to be participants!
Jakari Harris joins our lab as a summer REU from Hampton University. She is being co-mentored by Josh Lewis and Sarah Seals.
Linda Kippner successfully defends her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with the thesis titled “Investigating the functional consequences of heterogeneity within immune cell populations”. Linda has served as a mentor, instructor, consultant, and lab mom for many students that have passed through the group and will be irreplacable. Congratulations, Linda!
Undergraduate Yeshy Manoharan is named the inaugural Stephen E. Brossette Scholar for his interdisciplinary research in biology and computing. Congratulations, Yeshy!
Melissa will be presenting our EBICS work in a special session on cellular machines at AAAS in Boston.
Two of our undergraduate BME researchers, Melody Shao and Nicholas Peterman, received Presidential Undergraduate Research Awards for their projects this spring. Congratulations to both of them for this honor!