Integrated Biology Graduate Students Successfully Defend Thesis

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November 18, 2020

Three graduate students in the Integrated Biology (iBio) Graduate Program have recently successfully defended their thesis!

Melinda (Lindy) Brastrom successfully defended her thesis on Friday, November 13, 2020. Lindy is a Ph.D. student under the direction of Dr. Diane Slusarski.
The title of her thesis was "A Tale of Two Organs: Dysregulation of rbm24a Leads to Microphthalmia and Cardiomyopathy in Zebrafish."

Beth Osia successfully defended her thesis on Monday, November 16, 2020. Beth is a Ph.D. student under the direction of Dr. Anna Malkova.
The title of her thesis was "Sources and Signatures of Mutagenesis in Break-Induced Replication."

Benjamin Trendle successfully defended his thesis on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Ben is a Master's student under the direction of Dr. John Logsdon and Dr. Andrew Forbes.
The title of his thesis was "Analyzing the Genome Evolution of an Asexual Wasp."

Congratulations to Lindy, Beth, and Ben!