Kyle Jenks defended his PhD thesis last year, the first Shepherd Lab graduate. We are very proud of Kyle, who will be going on to do his postdoc at MIT in the Sur lab. Kyle was also recently notified that he is the 2020 James W. Prahl Memorial award recipient! This is the most prestigious graduate student award at the School of Medicine. Kyle’s dissertation focused on experience dependent plasticity in the visual cortex and how the memory protein, Arc, is a critical player in this process.