Four Brown-MBL PhD students, Shelby Hayhoe-Riskin, Susie Theroux, Priya Dutta and Yuko Hasegawa defended their dissertations in 2012, bringing the total number of program graduates to date to ten.
Shelby Hahyoe-Riskin, a PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, defended her dissertation entitled, “The Hydrological and Biogeochemical Consequences of Soybean Agriculture on the Amazonian Agricultural Frontier”, on May 30, 2012. More details about Shelby’s research can be found here.
Susie Theroux, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown, defended her dissertation, “Diversity and Ecology of Haptophyte Algae: Implications for Paleothermometry”, on Tuesday, November 28, 2012. The defense was broadcast via video conferencing. Read more about Susie’s dissertation work and future plans here.
Anupriya Dutta, a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, defended her dissertation, “Recognizing microRNAs (miRNAs) in Microinvertebrates and Confirming their Absence”, on Wednesday, December 5 The defense was broadcast at the MBL via video conferencing. Read more about Priya’s research here.
Yuko Hasegawa, a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, defended her dissertation, “Spatial Distribution of Human Gut Bacteria in Gnotobiotic Mice”, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Brown University. The defense was broadcast live at the MBL.