BY Rolando Vedia

When I enrolled at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2017, I never expected to write most of my master’s thesis without being able to go into the lab. But when MD Anderson’s labs closed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, we had to adjust so quickly that I did the majority of my thesis writing at home. I was glad to have very supportive members of laboratory and my defense committee, especially...

Graduate student Rolando Vedia holds a  beaker in the lab while wearing a white coat, medical-grade face mask and blue gloves.