Successful PhDs for Anthony Mak and Kim Blakely

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.