Patrick Keeley receives Winifred and Louis Lancaster Dissertation Award
The UCSB Graduate Division has named MCDB PhD graduate Patrick Keeley as the recipient of the Winifred and Louis Lancaster Dissertation Award in the field of Biological and Life Sciences. The award recognizes the best Ph.D. dissertation in a given discipline during 2013-2015. Patrick also will be UCSB's nominee in the international competition sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools.
Patrick earned his Ph.D. in MCDB in the laboratory of Professor Ben Reese in fall 2013, where he has investigated development, spatial patterning and circuity in the retina. His dissertation was titled "Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Retinal Circuit Development". Patrick is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the UCSB Neurosciences Research Institute.