Melissa Lambeth Kemp, PhD


Titles and Roles

Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Melissa Lambeth Kemp, PhD, is the Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kemp is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Kemp earned her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2003. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006.


Dr. Kemp’s research develops computational systems biology models to investigate properties of cancer metabolism, redox signaling, and the role of oxidative stress in patient-specific responses to chemotherapeutics.


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Dr. Kemp received the New Innovator Award from the NIH in 2009 after her lab published a landmark computational model of hydrogen peroxide consumption in cells which helped explain the apparent independence of thioredoxin and glutathione oxidation dynamics within the cytosol.

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