Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

ZhaoCongratulations to Mengxia Zhao, who defended his Ph.D. work “Sensitive and High-Throughput Detection, Separation and Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells” on June 6. Mengxia was a student in Professor Daniel Chiu’s group for the last 5 years, working on single-cell related methods. He will work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Chiu laboratory after graduation.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

ZeiglerCongratulations to Maxwell Zeigler, who defended his Ph.D. work “Highly Sensitive Quantitative Microscopy for Cellular and Subcellular Analysis” on March 7. Maxwell’s dissertation was primarily about fundamental biophysical measurements. His current plan is to work in intellectual property and help chemists patent their work.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Jennifer Gadd, who defended her Ph.D. work “Single-Molecule Studies for the Characterization of Synaptic Vesicles” on September 5. She had the pleasure of conducting her research under the guidance of Professor Daniel T. Chiu. Jennifer will head to San Diego where she will be doing scientific editing while exploring her options in post-doctoral research or academia and indulging in her many non-science related hobbies.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Perry Schiro, who defended his Ph.D. work “Sensitive Optical and Microfluidic Systems for Cellular Analyses” on May 17. He has worked in Professor Daniel Chiu’s laboratory since 2004. Perry plans to commercialize his research on the isolation of rare cells with the goal of facilitating cancer research.