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Stanford student presents PhD defense virtually

Anjali Bisaria stands in front of a TV screen and a laptop on a cardboard box, presenting her PhD defense
Image credit: Courtesy Anjali Bisaria
Mar 19 2020
Education, Research, Stanford, Students

Stanford doctoral student Anjali Bisaria wasn’t going to let a global pandemic stop her from completing her PhD. On Tuesday, she presented her defense via a video conference call from her off-campus residence.

Bisaria is a sixth-year doctoral student studying chemical and systems biology at the Stanford School of Medicine and is a member of the Tobias Meyer Lab. After months preparing for the biggest day of her Stanford career, she logged into a Zoom meeting to defend her research before a virtual audience of about 60 people, including advisers, classmates, friends and family.