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‘06-‘07 / ‘07-‘08 Wisch Scholar Samantha Falk defends her thesis at U Penn

May 27, 2016

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Samantha Falk (’08, Molecular Genetics) was a recipient of the Nathaniel and Helen Wisch Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in 06–07 and 07–08. The scholarship provides income that supports a promising junior or senior undergraduate student or students majoring in biology at the University of Rochester. It was created through a gift from Nathaniel Wisch (’55), MD, and Helen Wisch.

Samantha successfully defended her thesis on “Cetromere identity and the nature of CENP-A-containing nucleosomes” at the University of Pennsylvania this past December.  Dr. Nathaniel Wisch was in attendance and was thrilled to congratulate one of his very first scholars.  At the reception following her defense, Dr. Wisch met Samantha’s family and some of her friends.  It was a very exciting moment for both Samantha and Dr. Wisch.  Congratulations, Samantha, on a job well done!

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