Lisa Kelly received her Ph.D. in Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University (working with Ohio Eminent Scholar Michael A. J. Rodgers). She was a DOE Distinguished Post-Doctoral Scholar at the National Synchrotron Light Source prior to coming to UMBC. Her research projects span the areas of biophysical/bioanalytical, polymer chemistry and time-resolved spectroscopy. Current projects are investigating new photoaffinity reagents and photochemical probes of macromolecular structure. In the area of polymer chemistry, Dr. Kelly is developing fluorescent probes for real-time monitoring of phase changes in stimuli-responsive nanogels. She actively engages in research partnerships with Maryland start-up companies and was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, as well as DoD funding. Dr. Kelly has mentored 30 undergraduate and 12 graduate students at UMBC. Dr. Kelly is a member and Past-President of the American Society of Photobiology and Member and former Advisory Board member and Treasurer of the Inter-American Photochemical Society. Dr. Kelly has also served on the Editorial Board of Photochemistry and Photobiology. She has been an active member of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group at UMBC since its inception, was a member of the 3rd ADVANCE Leadership cohort and is currently a member of the ADVANCE Leadership Alliance.