Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to David Essaka, who defended his Ph.D. work “Ultrasensitive Analysis of Single Neurons Using Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser Induced Fluorescence” on March 1. While studying glycosphingolipid metabolism in single cells under Professor Norman J. Dovichi for the past four years, he enjoyed playing intramural soccer at UW and won four championships in a row (three in co-ed league, one in men’s league). Next, he will be working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame, exploring mass spectrometry approaches to enable single cell proteomics.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Roza Wojcik, who defended her Ph.D. work “Advances in Peptide Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis Coupled with Laser Induced Fluorescence and Mass Spectrometry” on June 15. Roza was a student in Professor Norman Dovichi’s laboratory for five years. She recently moved to the University of Notre Dame to continue her work in his group. Roza will remain in Professor Dovichi’s group as a postdoctoral research associate.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Lauren Ramsay, who defended her Ph.D. work “Ultrasensitive Capillary Isoelectric Focusing for the Analysis of Biological Samples” on April 1. She was a student in Professor Norm Dovichi’s laboratory. Lauren will be heading to Boulder, Colorado to work at InDevR and to reunite with the sunshine and her family.

Final Examination — Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Anna Boardman, who defended her Ph.D. work “Developing a Five Channel Capillary Electrophoresis Instrument for Analyzing Single Cells” on September 10. She was a student in Professor Norm Dovichi’s laboratory for the past five years. In the next few months, she will be heading to Boston to work at Fraunhofer after completing the cross-country drive. Anna is excited to begin her research on point-of-care diagnostics as well as her road trip to the East Coast.