Congratulations to Rachel Eddy who graduated Suma Cum Laude having completed the honors program and an honors thesis. Rachel worked in the lab for 2 years and during that time participated twice in the LBRN summer program, received a Louisiana Space Consortium Undergraduate Award, presented at a dozen meetings where she was recognized with 1st place awards in poster and oral presentations, and even presented her work at the Society for Biomaterials meeting this past spring. Rachel was the first student in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to complete an honors thesis and was honored Friday night in a special honors program reception. Rachel has remained a dedicated member of the lab, always up for a challenge, optimizing conditions for immunofluorescence and conducting experiments in the area of osteogenic differentiation. Her labmates even came to graduation to celebrate her achievements and give her a Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine "Team" Necklace (I have the best lab - they really are a family, looking out for each other and celebrating each other!). I am so proud of Rachel and all that she has achieved during her time at Louisiana Tech. I can't wait to see what she will do next!!!
Dr. Jamie Newman
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences