The Chemistry Department extends its hearty congratulations to Jaime Hutton, who recently successfully completed the defense of his Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “Oncogenic KRAS and BRAF drive metabolic reprogramming in colorectal cancer.” After graduating as a biochemistry major from Sewanee in 2010, Jaime enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt University and joined the lab of Professor Daniel Liebler in the Department of Biochemistry of Vanderbilt’s Medical School. His research focused on new techniques to more fully reveal the way that selected oncogenes alter protein expression in cancerous cells. Jaime has recently moved to a post-doctoral position with Professor Neil Kelleher in the Proteomics Center for Excellence at Northwestern University.
Asked about the role Sewanee played in his career path so far, Jaime replied “Sewanee helped prepare me for most aspects of graduate school; specifically the comprehensive exam helped prepare me for my defense. My Sewanee professors instilled in me the desire to keep learning and to keep challenging myself that’s been central to my career so far.”
We are very proud of Jaime and wish him the best of success in all that comes in the future!