The Genetics Social Activities Committee would like to congratulate Dr. Emily Petruccelli on the successful defense of her thesis and completion of her Doctorate!
Emily is from the Kitamoto lab in the Anesthesia department. Her thesis seminar, entitled “A Tale of Two Genes Controlling Behavior in Drosophila: Role of DopEcR in Alcohol-Induced Behavior and Effects of Epilepsy Mutations on Sleep”, was on Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Emily has accepted a postdoctoral appointment at Brown University, where we expect she will continue to excel.
We asked Emily a few questions about her experience in the Genetics program here at Iowa:
Q: What is the most valuable thing that you have learned here at Iowa?
A: If I can make it through grad school, I can make it through anything.
Q: What was your favorite class to take?
A: GABS, great way to learn about the breadth of research and be introduced to a variety of faculty.
Q: What was your favorite class to TA?
A: Biology of the Brain, a non-major undergrad course.
Q: Do you have any advice about preparing for defense?
A: Think of everything you could possibly be asked and prepare rational answers.
Again, congratulations Emily and good luck at Brown!