Sophia Parks and Jacob Schurkman were hooded in a graduation hooding ceremony over the weekend, completing their doctoral studies. Sophia is the 3rd graduate student to graduate from the Dillman lab and Jake is the 4th. Sophia started a postdoctoral position at Stanford in December and Jake begins a fulltime position at Maine Molecular Quality Controls later this year. Congratulations on their hard work and success!!
Congratulations to Jake, for receiving the Meritorious Student Paper Award at this year’s American Society of Parasitologists meeting. Jake presented on his work describing a new species of Tarantobelus, which is a new nematode parasite of tarantulas. Way to go Jake!