The NGP had a great semester this fall with a lot of student accomplishments to brag about. Three of our students (Luke Russell, Levi Todd, and Yasmine Cisse) successfully defended their theses and will soon be off to start exciting new post docs all around the country. One more third year student (Sarah Light) completed her qualification exam and is now living the stress free (ha! yeah right..) post-candidacy life. Jessica Marbourg was recently awarded a prestigious Presidential Fellowship from the OSU Graduate School and Randall Carpenter received a 2 year F31 Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health in August. We also had many students travel to present their research at the annual SfN meeting this past November in Washington D.C. Last but not least, the NGP team won this year’s IGP softball tournament, earning the respect of our peers and taking home the big trophy (please visit it in Keri’s office if you would like to rub it for luck).