Congratulations Alex Wagner!
The Genetics Social Activities Committee would like to congratulate Dr. Alex Wagner on the successful defense of his thesis and completion of his Doctorate!
Alex is from the Braun and Stone labs in the Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences departments. His thesis seminar, entitled “Computational methods for identification of disease-associated variations in exome sequencing”, was on Wednesday, November 26th. Alex has accepted a postdoctoral appointment at The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, where we expect he will continue to excel.
We asked Alex a few questions about his experience in the Genetics program here at Iowa:
Q. What is the most valuable/favorite thing that you have learned/experienced here at Iowa?
A. The Old Capitol building is definitely worth checking out.
Q. What was your favorite class to take?
A. Knowledge Discovery with Prof. Nick Street.
Q. What was your favorite class to TA?
A. Bioinformatics Tools and Techniques with Terry Braun
Q. Do you have any advice about preparing for defense?
A. Don’t sweat it. If you’ve made it this far, you’ve already succeeded.
Again, congratulations Alex and good luck at The Genome Institute!