How the Talented 12 celebrate

Scientific success is sweeter when you stop to celebrate. Here’s how a few of our 12 commemorate Ph.D. defenses and other achievements in the lab.

 

Jillian Dempsey

“We celebrate publications with cake. I decorate the cakes with an artistic rendition of a key figure from the manuscript.”

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Luke Connal

“Beer at group meeting, mimosas for publications, yum cha [tea and dim sum] for thesis submissions,” and lawn bowling at the holidays (shown).

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Daniel DiRocco

DiRocco celebrates “over a nice glass of scotch.”

 

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Corinna Schindler

Ben & ­Jerry’s ice cream cake and champagne.

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Bozhi Tian

“We have a fun event, such as a painting party.”

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Credit: Courtesy of Luke Connal (Bowling); Courtesy of Jillian Dempsey (Cake); Shutterstock (Scotch, cork); Bottle & Bottega Chicago (Painting)