Congratulations to Kazal for successfully defending his MSc thesis entitled "Antimicrobial resistance and molecular characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from Ontario chickens"! Kazal joined the group in January 2015, and is now officially the first Rubin lab alumnus - it's a very big day for us all. Thanks to Drs. Janet Hill and Jenny Fricke for participation in Kazal's graduate advisory committee and Dr. Aaron White for serving as external examiner.
Kazal is now working at Prairie Diagnostic Services as an expert in antimicrobial resistance as well as receiving mentorship in veterinary diagnostics. We wish Kazal all the best in his new job, and look forward to new collaborations and sharing more adventures in microbiology together in the future!