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Melissa Kemp, Ph.D., Wins the Council for Systems Biology in Boston (CSB2) Award Sponsored by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date:6/17/2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Melissa Kemp, Ph.D., was named the winner of the third annual Council for Systems Biology in Boston (CSB2) Award, sponsored by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The award was presented this morning during the CSB2 2010 International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease.

"Sponsoring the CSB2 Award is a natural fit for Merrimack, as our company mission is to use systems biology techniques to understand a disease mechanism and then discover and develop drugs to optimally treat that disease," said Birgit Schoeberl, Ph.D., Merrimack's Vice President of Research. "We are proud to support CSB2 and talented researchers like Melissa Kemp who continue to help the systems biology field reach its full potential."

Dr. Kemp receives this award in recognition of her work developing approaches to measure changes in a protein oxidation state and integrate ROS signaling with signaling by kinases and transcription factors. Dr. Kemp is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar.

"Dr. Kemp is an extraordinary young investigator at the intersection between engineering and cell biology," said Professor Peter Sorger, Chair of CSB2. "Dr. Kemp's promising work studying the complex connections between signaling networks that are most commonly studied in isolation is the essence of contemporary systems biology."

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