Ceremony Honors Doctoral Graduates in the Dieter Egli, PhD Lab

Congratulations to Bryan Gonzalez, PhD and Daniela Georgieva, PhD who recently participated in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center PhD hooding ceremony. This ceremony honors doctoral graduates in biomedical science and celebrates the successful completion of their studies.

Dr. Gonzalez studies Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY). He received his PhD in nutritional and metabolic biology in biomedical science. Dr. Gonzalez successfully defended his dissertation entitled, “HNF1A deficiency impairs b-cell fate, granule maturation and function.” Dr. Gonzalez is advised by Rudy Leibel, MD, Co-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research, and Dieter Egli, PhD, the Maimonides Assistant Professor of Developmental Cell Biology and NYSCF-Robertson Investigator. He was hooded by both Dr. Leibel and Dr. Egli.

Dr. Georgieva studies DNA damage and received her PhD in integrated cellular, molecular and biomedical science. Dr. Georgieva successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Brca1 and 53BP1 affect reprogramming by altering DNA repair pathway choice.” Dr. Georgieva is advised by Dr. Egli and was hooded by him as well.

In picture below: Dr. Georgieva, Dr. Egli (with his son), and Dr. Gonzalez.

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