Congratulations, Mona Ahohen on successfully defending her dissertation and becoming Dr. Mona Ahonen!

Mona Jasmine Ahonen ’14 (BS Chemistry-ACS Certified), our former Project Symphony member, successfully defended her dissertation, and earned her doctoral degree in Chemistry from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her Ph.D. dissertation is on “Nitric Oxide-Releasing Alginates as a Dual-Action Therapeutic for Cystic Fibrosis.” She wrote her dissertation under the guidance of Professor Mark Schoenfisch, Ph.D. Dr. Ahonen starts her role as a Senior Chemist at Vast Therapeutics in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina in February.