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Jake defends his Honors thesis

Jake Harris successfully defended his Honors thesis today. He worked on optimizing genetic transformation of the model diatom, Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Jake moved to New York to start a Master's program in biotechnology at NYU.

Wilson defends his Honors thesis

It's raining introns in diatom mitochondrial genomes. Wilson carried out the first large-scale analysis of mitochondrial genome evolution in diatoms. He graduated summa cum laude, entered a Master's program at SIU, and is writing up his thesis for publication. We'll miss Wilson.