Congratulations to Dr. Josh Kenchel for a successful hybrid thesis defense on June 3, 2022! In a riveting presentation, Josh described nearly five years of work on ribozyme evolution, bringing new evolutionary concepts as well as analytical chemistry techniques to his projects. This work will be described in forthcoming manuscripts, so stay tuned!

Josh’s defense marks the end of a mini pandemic boom in the lab: five PhDs have graduated in the past year. May their legacy of fortitude, inspiration, and determination continue in our new generation of students!