Ryan Phillips, a member of the Allbritton Lab, successfully defended his thesis and received his Ph.D. May 30, 2013. The Allbritton lab held a celebration luncheon for him on the following day. The title of his dissertation was "Development of a Novel Assay of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Activity in Single Cells Using Capillary Electrophoresis." His wife, Colleen Phillips attended his defense and party.
Ryan is in the MD/PhD program so he will return to UNC medical school to complete his medical education.
Congratulations, Ryan! We wish you the best in all your future endeavors!
Photo above from Ryan's party. Click for larger view.