John Bauman Receives PhD

John Bauman Receives PhD click to enlarge John Bauman with Dr. Ryszard Kole, his advisor.

John Bauman, a member of Dr. Ryszard Kole's lab, successfully defended his thesis and received his Ph.D. Dec. 6, 2010.  The title of John's thesis was "Modification of Bcl-x and Mcl-1 pre-mRNA splicing using splice-switching oligonucleotide."

Congratulations, John!  Way to go!

John is looking at a variety of possibilities for post graduate work:  as a postdoc, at a venture capitol enterprise and as a science writer.  Whichever path you choose, we wish you the best in all your future endeavors, John!

Update: John has accepted a position as a Scientist with Synereca Pharmaceuticals in Chapel Hill, NC.

John's family attended his defense, driving in from Southport, NC and Virginia.

Below are a few pictures from his Ph.D. defense party. Click on an image for a larger view.

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John and friends after his congratulatory toast.

John Bauman, Dr. Kole and friends 425

John with Dr. Kole and fellow students and friends.

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John with family members.

John Bauman and larger family group 425

John with more of his family.