The Graduate School held a virtual hooding ceremony for the 2021 graduates on Thursday, May 13. Six students from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department completed their doctorate this year. Dr. Dustyn Barnette was hooded by his mentor, Dr. Grover Paul Miller at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Dr. Megan Reed was hooded by her mentor, Dr. Robert Eoff, and Dr. Andrea Edwards-Azumara was hooded by her husband. Dr. Edwards-Azumara’s mentor was Dr. Kevin Raney.
Also graduating from the BCMB department this year were Dr. Duah Alkam, Dr. Brian Koss, and Dr. Erin Taylor. Dr. Alkam’s mentors were Dr. Mark Smeltzer and Dr. David Ussery. Dr. Koss and Dr. Taylor were both mentored by Dr. Alan Tackett.