Clare Howard, the lab's first MD/PhD student, successfully defended her thesis yesterday titled, "Serotonergic Modulation of Walking Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster". Clare did an awesome job, both presenting her beautiful work and defending it in front of her star-studded thesis committee composed of Rui Costa, Vanessa Ruta, Wes Grueber, Hyneck Wichterle, and Rudy Behnia. Sadly, Clare has to immediately go back to med school. We will miss her in the lab! Congratulations!