On Friday, September 15, 2017 the Devarenne Lab had a party at Tim’s house to celebrate the recent successful PhD defense by Mehmet and the say goodbye to Jiasen, who has been on sabbatical in the lab for the last year. Jiasen’s last day in the lab is September 26. At the party we drank Raki, a very popular drink of Turkey, Mehmet’s home country.
Today Devarenne Lab graduate student Mehmet Tatli successfully defended his PhD thesis. Mehmet’s graduate studies focused on studying the ECM of B. braunii, and characterizing B. braunii hydrocarbons by Raman spectroscopy. Congratulations Dr. Tatli!!!
Devarenne Lab graduate student Hem Thapa successfully defended his PhD thesis on June 2, 2017. After the defense we held a party at Tim’s house. The party was a joint party with the Straight lab to celebrate the successful PhD defense of Reed Stubbendieck in May. Reed and Hem are shown in the picture at the party.