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Ian McDonald, graduate student in Lee Graves’ lab, successfully defended his PhD on March 5, 2020!

Ian McDonald (center) with (L to R) Drs. Adrienne Cox, Lee Graves (mentor), Mauro Calabrese and Ben Major.

The title of Ian’s talk was “Exploring the Controversial Role of MELK in Cancer.”

Ian was joined by his parents, Brian and Linda McDonald, his grandparents, Kurt and Rita Maute, his girlfriend, Allison O’Halloran, and her mother, Adrienne O’Halloran.

Ian will be joining the management consulting firm, Bain & Co., in July in their Atlanta Office. We wish Ian all the best!

Here are some more pics from Ian’s defense (click for a larger view).

Ian with his parents
Ian with Allison
ian, Allison & her mom