Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bennett sees the forest through the trees

This summer, the Baserga lab mourns the loss of their undergraduate, Bennett.

"But now who will trouble shoot my protein purifications!" Emily cried.

The department of MB&B was immensely pleased with his progress while here, especially his work on saving the rainforest, one bonsai tree at a time. For this, he was awarded the prestigious Paul Siegler Memorial Prize, and given a token to wear during the commencement ceremonies (see pictures below).

Bennett now continues on to a more illustrious career in Boston, evaluating the economic and environmental impact of picking up peanut shells from the Green Monster after Red Sox games and feeding them to free-range swine.