Congratulations to Ratika Krishnamurty, who defended her Ph.D. work “Chemical Probes to Investigate Protein Kinase Function and Dynamics” on December 1. Ratika grew up in Austin, TX and completed her B.S. in Chemical Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a student in Professor Dustin Maly’s lab since 2006 where she developed a series of small-molecule tools to study protein kinase function and regulation in cells. Ratika is excited for future opportunities to work in chemical biology and is currently considering several post-graduate options.