Congratulations to Dr. Manny Rocha, who expertly defended his thesis entitled “Cdx4 regulates the development of neural crest cells in the posterior body of zebrafish embryos” and is now the Prince lab’s newest PhD! Manny led the Prince lab’s recent research into neural crest patterning and regionalization. During his time in the lab, he has been a wonderful collaborator and a mentor to many younger lab members. He (and his canine companion Butters) will be sorely missed, but we wish him luck in his new endeavor as an analyst at Driehaus Capital Management, where he’ll be working for their life sciences fund!