October/2011 – Congratulations to Ross Fitzsimmons for successfully completing his MSc degree. After a 2 year study, we are sorry to see Ross leave for greener pastures. Ross completed a thesis work focused on non-viral delivery of plasmid DNA, exploring factors sustaining gene expression in vitro. Ross helped with other students’ thesis work, designing novel plasmids for use by other students as well as conducting specialized assays to complements other personnel’s activities. Ross defended his MSc thesis on October 2011 and will start his PhD at U. of Toronto. We look forward to interacting with Ross in the future in scientific circles.