Shuyang Zhen will officially receive her PhD at the end of this semester, but she has already completed her dissertation and defended it successfully. On top of that, she has published one paper from her PhD work, with a second one in press, and a third paper currently under review. Shuyang said goodbye to the rest of the lab last week and moved to Logan, UT. She will start as a post-doc at Utah State University, working in Bruce Bugbee’s crop physiology lab. Interestingly, Bruce was Marc van Iersel’s post-doc adviser as well, ‘several’ years ago. We wish Shuyang good luck for this new phase of her life and can’t wait to see what great things she will do!