Cody Kempen



M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Albany college of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Pawan Kumar


Research Interests

Cody earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His Master's thesis research, conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Timothy LaRocca, concerned the mechanism by which the protein toxin ricin synergizes with the cytokines TNF, TRAIL and RasL to induce cell death in lung epithelial cells.. 


Hodges, A.L., Kempen, C.G., McCaig, W.D., Parker, C.A., Mantis, N.J., and Larocca, T.J. (2019). TNF family cytokines induce distinct cell death modalities in the A549 human lung epithelial cell line when administered in combination with ricin toxin. Toxins 11: 450-465.