Rod Nibbe and Dasha Hajkova Leary receive their Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology

Dec. 21, 2009

On November 23, 2009, Rod Nibbe presented his thesis titled "Systems Biology of Human Colorectal Cancer". He was Dr. Mark Chance's first graduate student since the Center's inception in 2005. Notably, Rod received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology with distinction, the highest honor bestowed by his committee. Dr. Nibbe will continue to work in the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics as a Post Doctoral Fellow.

On December 7, 2009, Dasha Hajkova Leary presented her thesis titled "Are we still in the dark? Proteomic studies to elucidate the mechanism of light induced photoreceptor cell apoptosis." She was Dr. Masaru Miyagi's first graduate student to receive their Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology since he joined the Center. Dr. Leary has traveled to Hawaii and is looking forward to working with her husband on Midway Island.

Best wishes to Rod and Dasha - may they continue to be successful throughout their careers!