Julie Gupta, nee Philippe successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on the role of palmitoylation on targeting and function of neuronal substrates necessary for normal action potential initiation and propagation. Dr. Gupta will be taking a position as a Life Sciences Consultant at Putnam Associates in Boston, MA. It was wonderful having Julie in our lab and she will be missed by many within the department, but our lab most of all! Congratulations, Julie!!