The Moffat lab has seen it’s first two PhD students successfully defend their theses. Anthony Mak, whose thesis focused on characterization of the primitive cell marker CD133 , defended on May 14th, while Kim Blakely defended her thesis on August 15th. Kim’s work focused on the development of a novel protein complementation assay, which she implemented to identify a previously uncharacterized role for the oncoprotein Bmi1 in alternative splicing. Congratulations to Kim and Anthony and best of luck to both of you in Medical School come September.
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