Chris Kemp

Chris  Kemp
  • Research Asst III / Lab Manager
  • Sortwell Lab

Chris Kemp began his career at Michigan State University in 2010, relocating from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Mr. Kemp has a B.S. in Applied Biological Sciences from The University of the West of England, and an M.S. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Cincinnati.  Mr. Kemp has been the laboratory manager for Dr. Caryl Sortwell since 2010.  His expertise lies in the areas of tissue imaging, developing animal models of disease, small animal surgeries, and testing of movement disorders in animal models. His skill set includes a wide array of neurobiology techniques including immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, microscopy, and molecular techniques such as RNA extraction, qPCR and ddPCR. Mr. Kemp also managing general lab matters, purchasing, safety training and administration for a large research group. When he isn’t in the lab he basks in the light emitted by his children.