PhD Graduate Program Launches Lab Coat Ceremony


On October 13th the Pathology PhD Graduate Program launched a new milestone recognition event this year: a Lab Coat Ceremony for Post-Preliminary PhD Candidates. Soman Abraham, PhD, and Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD, were very pleased to start this new annual tradition to recognize the passing of the Prelim milestone for our PhD candidates. It shows our recognition of their accomplishments and encourages them as they continue research and move towards the defense of their thesis projects.

All students who had passed the Prelim by October 2022 were eligible to receive a Monogrammed Department of Pathology Lab Coat, which was officially donned by their mentors at the ceremony. The brief ceremony took place immediately after the weekly seminar, and was followed by a nice reception with hearty food and bubbly drinks.

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Lab Coat recipients for 2022:

Student Name


Evangeline Bao

Soman Abraham, PhD

Zoe Loh

Ming Chen, PhD

Robert D Marek

Zach Hartman, PhD

Xanne Hoyt-Miggelbrink

Peter Fecci, MD, PhD

Claire Otero

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD

Amelia Schirmer

Everardo Macias PhD

Steven Shen

John Sampson, MD, PhD

Michael Sun

Yiping He, PhD

Jinjin Wu

Ming Chen, PhD