Congratulations to Zachary Hill, who defended his Ph.D. work “A Chemical Genetic Method for Studying the Location-Specific Function of Protein Kinases” on July 22. Zachary was raised in the small village of Sleetmute, AK. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks where in 2006 he received his B.S. in Chemistry. Zachary has been a student in Professor Dustin Maly’s lab since 2008, where he has used chemical tools to study protein kinases and cellular signaling pathways. Zachary is currently interviewing for several academic postdoctoral positions where he hopes to continue his study of cellular signaling pathways.