On Saturday we celebrated the graduation of Louisiana Tech's 2017 Spring Graduates. It was the largest graduating class in the school's history with over 900 graduating students. Among them were Marcus Kety (BS, Biomedical Engineering), Justin Philobos (BS, Biological Sciences) and Katie Whitehead (MS, MSNT). Marcus will be staying on to complete his Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering under my supervision, so we don't have to say goodbye just yet. Justin is heading back home to California where he will be applying for medical school. Katie will also be taking the year off to apply to medical school (and help us write a few manuscripts on the work she did in the lab over the last three years). All of these students have been a joy to have in the lab! We will miss Katie's dedication and generosity in helping to train and mentor so many of the students who are now in the group and we will definitely miss Justin's cheerful spirit and infectious lab, but we are excited to see what the next chapter of their life holds. Congratulations Marcus, Justin, and Katie!! I am so proud to have been a part of your time at Louisiana Tech!!!
Dr. Jamie Newman
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences