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Deb Kelly, PhD Celebrated for Dedication to the Fields of Biophysics and Biomedical Research

Dr. Deb Kelly channels years of expertise into her work at Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Kelly has earned millions of dollars in grants to conduct her research from Pennsylvania State University, the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, and others.

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA, April 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Deb Kelly, Ph.D. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A seasoned researcher with years of expertise in biomedical engineering, education, and more, Dr. Kelly excels as the director of Pennsylvania State University's Center for Structural Oncology (CSO) and as the Lloyd and Dottie Foehr Huck chair of molecular biophysics. Through the CSO, she combats cancer at a molecular level and employs Cryo-EM and Liquid-EM imaging technologies to study macromolecules in the context of human health and disease. In this capacity, Dr. Kelly also supervises graduate and post-doctoral students, writes grants and publications, and leads the next generation of scientists.

During the early stages of her career, Dr. Kelly gained valuable expertise in education with Virginia Tech's Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. Likewise, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. She also honed her research expertise with Florida State University's Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Old Dominion University. Before starting her professional journey, she earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Old Dominion University. Subsequently, Dr. Kelly received a Master of Science in chemistry from her alma mater and a PhD in molecular biophysics from Florida State University.

Driven to remain abreast of changes in the field, Dr. Kelly aligns herself with the Microscopy Society of America and the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society. She contributes to a local breast cancer organization in conjunction with her work. Due to her vast breadth of knowledge, she has obtained several patents for drugs related to breast cancer and SARS-CoV-2 and authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in leading, high-impact journals in her field. Over the years, Dr. Kelly has also worked on projects involving liquid-electron microscopy and developing high-resolution imaging tools and approaches to fight the molecular aspects of human cancer and other diseases.

Throughout her career, Dr. Kelly has earned millions of dollars in grants to conduct her research from Pennsylvania State University, the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, and other federal and private funding agencies. Looking toward the future, she intends to experience her career's continued growth and success. Ultimately, Dr. Kelly aims to create a fast cancer screening test that will be widely available and help improve the medical community's knowledge of the disease markers and progression.

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