November 2007: Amanda completed her canidacy exam. James has completed his second year seminar, next up ORP and IRR. |
October 2007: Terry successfully defended his thesis on Halloween.
August 2007: This has been a busy, but highly productive, month for the lab. Amanda and Jennifer have both completed their candidacy exam, so join Hally in just waiting on that pesky dissertation. Hilda completed her seminar with flying colors, so now can focus on getting her original proposal out of the way and obtaining candidacy. James has finished his literature exams, and so is now beginning work on his seminar. After all these hurdles cleared this month, the lab feels like a track & field team! Congratulations to everyone!
June 2007: Our current REU student, Vanessa, decided to hang out with Donald and Mary at the GT President's house. They claim there was some sort of official picnic.
April 2007: Hally now has candidacy, having completed her original proposal, so that's 4 for 4 requirements down.
March 2007: Amanada completed her second year seminar, so we're 3 for 3 this year!
December 2006: Priyanka officially graduated, and we threw a big party. Pictures appear to be missing in action.
November 2006: Another major accomplishment: Jennifer completed her second year seminar!
October 2006: Priyanka succesfully defender her thesis this month, we are very proud of her. In addition, Hally completed her second year seminar - one more hurdle down!
May 2006: We had a farewell picnic for Jesse in Piedmont park, who just graduated and is moving on to UT Southwestern. We also said farewell to Aarti, who has moved over to Emory.
April 2006: Priyanka placed 3rd in the Suddath Symposium poster competition.
March 2006: Bahareh arranged/hosted Donald's tenure party. Javier (Bommarius lab) acted as unofficial photographer.
Donald unwraps his lab (in a manner of speaking), while many current and former people from Georgia Tech and Emory look on.
Donald attempts to dance with all the females at once. Yes, he really did manage it. Some of them eventually decided they didn't need Donald to have fun!
Many current and former lab members pose with Donald, who is holding the caricature of current and former members. Attending: (rear) Francis, Hally, Aarti, Bahareh, Donald, Hilda, Jennifer, Jesse, (middle) Eileen, Kenyetta, Amanda, Priyanka, (front) Sara, Mike.
Meanwhile, James and Eduardo (Bommarius lab) are discussing what experiments to run in order to determine the contents of this bottle.
February 2006: Donald recieved tenure! Party time!
October 2005: Kenyetta passed her original research proposal, and so has attained candidacy!
We celebrated with Chinese food. Is Eileen morphing into Donald or is it the other way around? At least Priyanka, Kenyetta, Terry, Hally, Amanda, and Sara stayed the same throughout the meal.
Dr. Dick Wolfenden (University of North Carolina) visisted Georgia Tech and talked with Doyle lab members Bahareh, Kenyetta, Terry, Priyanka, and Sara.
August 2005: Bahareh & Lauren graduated, having successfully (even easily?) presented and defended their dissertations! Lauren moved on to Scripps Research Institute and will be missed around the lab. Bahareh will still around for at least a few more months, helping to transition as the lab loses its senior members.
May 2005: Mike & Eileen graduated! We wish both of them the best, and will miss them around the lab.
Dr. John Katzenellenbogen (University of Illinois) visits with Doyle lab members Mark, Bahareh, Kenyetta, Priyanka, Lauren, and Terry.
June 2004: Terry passed his original research proposal, and so has attained candidacy!
May 2004: We had a farewall picnic for Beth to send her on her way to Harvard. We wish her the best of luck in her new department!
Food, especially food being grilled on a small grill. Some charcoal. More food on a cart. And in the background: Kenyetta, Bahareh, and Mary discuss the possibility of eating more food while Terry, Beth, and Lauren discuss whether the food will be this good at Harvard.
January 2004: Priyanka passed her Original Research Proposal, and so advances to candidacy! Kenyetta gave her second-year seminar, and so is one step closer to candidacy. Francis has also returned to the group after a short break, now as a graduate student working on his MS thesis.
November 2003: A busy month for presentations. Eileen and Beth gave talks at SECURE (Southeastern Conference of Undergraduate Research at Emory), followed the next day by posters at SERMACS (Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society). Ethan returned to Atlanta to present a poster of his summer work. Donald gave a talk at SERMACS, and Lauren and Bahareh both presented posters.
October 2003: Terry gave his second-year seminar, and so is one step closer to candidacy.
August 2003: Our group and the Bommarius lab (also in the IBB 3D wing) celebrated Karen (first femalone on left, in suit) passing her proposal by cramming into an office. Donald (who was standing outside taking the picture) believes more of us should have crammed in there:
July 2003: Our two REU students have presented their posters and returned to their "real" lives. We wish both Ethan and Laurie the best of luck as they finish their undergraduate careers, and perhaps we'll see them again at the regional ACS meeting in Atlanta this November.
May & June 2003: Bahareh & Eileen have their first publication, congratulations! More papers are already in the works. Unfortunately, we've had to say good-bye to Nate recently, but wish him (and his wife and future twins) the best of luck. Beth and Franics recently graduated; Beth is on her way to medical school (we're hoping for free treatments in the near future), and Francis is still around campus as he begins work on a master's degree. Below are pictures from the graduation picnic we threw.
All of us (and a few friends & spouses) eating Donald's hard work.
Francis, Lauren, and Priyanka tackle the challenge of assembling the world's smallest useful grill.
Mike is extremely impressed by Donald's grilling ability.
Bahareh said to make sure she was here, and we also needed a picture of Beth (right, now at medical school).