Karmella A. Haynes, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Haynes was on the faculty in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
Dr. Haynes is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.
Dr. Haynes earned her PhD studying epigenetics and chromatin in Drosophila at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at Davidson College and Harvard Medical School which introduced her to synthetic biology. While at Harvard, her postdoctoral fellowship project on bacterial computers was recognized as "Publication of the Year" by the Journal of Biological Engineering.