Congratulations to Elizabeth Carino! Awarded her Ph.D. in Genetics & Genomics for her research in the Miller Lab! Dissertation: "Decoding the translation initiation mechanism of maize chlorotic mottle virus." Thank you Liz for all your hard work, at the lab bench night and day, maintaining our precious plant cell cultures, training new students, organizing the departmental retreat, publishing the departmental news letter as a Zirakparvar Fellow, recording all the seminars, President of PLPM GSO, President of Latin@ Student Association, Organizing GMAP Research Symposium, 2nd Place: Best Poster at the Midwestern Meeting of the American Society for Plant Biology, 2nd Place: Lightning Research Talk at the American Phytopathological Society, not to mention accomplishing a lot of technically difficult research to discover RNA structures and protein interactions that control translation of a very important plant pathogen. Whew! We're glad you're sticking around for a couple months to help us with our COVID-19 project Dr. Carino!