Belinda S Akpa

Senior Scientist

Belinda S Akpa is a Senior Staff Scientist in Quantitative Systems Biology at ORNL and Joint Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee. She holds a BA, MEng, and doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK). A highly interdisciplinary researcher, her current interest is in developing mathematical frameworks that integrate scarce and heterogeneous data to connect molecular phenomena to dynamic physiological outcomes. Akpa is broadly interested in computational biology, but more specifically in how mechanistic mathematical models can be used to inform targeted experimental strategies. To date, her work has touched the fields of pharmacology/toxicology, membrane biophysics, plant physiology, and forensic anthropology.