Center News Magazine: Commencement and Academic Convocation

Pictured: Dimiter Tassev Graduate Dimiter Tassev at the pre-Commencement brunch.
Pictured: Louis Gerstner & Marie-Josée Kravis Louis Gerstner pauses for a photo with Marie-Josée Kravis.
Pictured: Graduates Louis Gerstner (third from left) is joined by Kenneth Marians and Craig Thompson, along with the first four graduates of the school that bears Mr. Gerstner’s name (from left): James Dowdle, Dimiter Tassev, Semanti Mukhurjee, and Eric Alonzo.
Pictured: Semanti Mukerjee & Robert Klein Graduate Semanti Mukerjee with her thesis mentor, computational biologist Robert Klein.
Pictured: Ming Li & Craig Thompson Immunologist Ming Li receives the Boyer Basic Research Award from Craig Thompson.
Pictured: Patrick Boland & Robert Wittes Orthopaedic surgeon Patrick Boland (left) receives the Whitmore Award from Physician-in-Chief Robert Wittes.
Pictured: Louis Gerstner, Criag Thompson, Kenneth Marians & Thomas Kelly Louis Gerstner (second from left) just after receiving an honorary doctor of science degree from (left to right) Craig Thompson, Kenneth Marians, and Thomas Kelly.
Pictured: Audience The audience in the Rockefeller Research Laboratories Auditorium at the ceremony.
Pictured: Prasad Jallepalli, Kelly Ann George, Craig Thompson & Thomas Kelly (From left) Molecular biologist Prasad Jallepalli recognizes his thesis mentee Kelly Ann George, along with Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson and Sloan Kettering Institute Director Thomas Kelly.
Pictured: Harold Varmus National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus delivers the Commencement address.
Pictured: Craig Thompson, Marie-Josée Kravis & Harold Varmus Harold Varmus receives the Memorial Sloan Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research from Marie-Josée Kravis, Vice Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Boards of Overseers and Managers and Chair of the Board of Managers of the Sloan Kettering Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson.
Pictured: Eric Alonzo Eric Alonzo delivers remarks on behalf of his fellow Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences graduates.
Pictured: Thomas Kelly & Kenneth Marians (From left) Provost Thomas Kelly (left) and Dean Kenneth Marians of the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences participate in the Commencement exercises.
Pictured: James Dowdle, Craig Thompson, Scott Keeney, Thomas Kelly & Kenneth Marians James Dowdle (center) accepts his PhD diploma from (left to right) Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson, molecular biologist and thesis mentor Scott Keeney, Provost Thomas Kelly, and Dean Kenneth Marians.
Pictured: Inna Lipchina & Lorenz Studer At the post-Commencement reception, PhD candidate Inna Lipchina is congratulated by her thesis mentor, Memorial Sloan Kettering stem cell biologist Lorenz Studer.
Pictured: Andrew Koff, Marta Kovatcheva & Elissa Orricchio Molecular biologist Andrew Koff shares a laugh with second-year Gerstner school student Marta Kovatcheva (center) and Elisa Orricchio, winner of a Postdoctoral Research Award.