Apr 112008
That cool breeze you felt this morning blew in from the icy recesses of the underworld, the result of a sudden climactic change that occurred because labmate and occasional commenter Wladimir Labeikovsky successfully defended his thesis on the interaction of tau with prolyl isomerase Pin 1 yesterday. He now has his Ph.D., a sure ticket to worldwide fame and fabulous wealth. Congratulations to him on bringing a successful conclusion to a long graduate career, and looking good in a suit. Hit the jump for pictures.

Wlad cleans up nice, doesn’t he?

Wlad still laughs at Dorothee’s jokes.

Little known fact: as part of your training for grant applications, you must successfully break a piñata in order to receive a Ph.D. in biophysics. The piñata in this case is full of candy and Skyy vodka sample bottles.

Here’s a view of the party afterwards. Nothing says “science” like a bunch of folks standing around drinking.

Wlad attempts to murder a committee member with a champagne cork.

Here we see Wlad’s adorable godchildren during the brief time that they were not covered in frosting.

Enough said.

By the way, I would appreciate it if whoever received my worldwide fame and fabulous wealth in error would forward them to me promptly.

  One Response to “Congratulations Doctor Labeikovsky! (Now with photographic evidence)”

  1. Please give my congrats to Wlad! That's awesome.

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