The Genetics Social Activities Committee would like to congratulate Dr. Fengxiao Bu on the successful defense of his thesis and completion of his Doctorate!
Bu is from the Smith lab in the Otolaryngology department. His thesis seminar, entitled “Exploring the Genetics of a Complex Disease – Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome”, was on Friday, December 4th, 2015. Bu has accepted a postdoctoral appointment here at the University of Iowa to continue his research, and we expect that he will continue to excel.
We asked Bu a few questions about his experience in the Genetics program here at Iowa:
Q: What is your favorite thing that you have experienced here at Iowa?
A: The best thing is that I had a great advisors and met so many awesome people here.
Q: What was your favorite class to take?
Q: What was your favorite class to TA?
A: Bioinformatics techniques.
Q: Do you have any advice about preparing for defense?
A: Better to start early. I would say 6 months is a good number for prepare everything.
Again, congratulations Bu and good luck on your future research!