John Tolbert defended his dissertation proposal titled, “Investigating and Controlling the Mechanical Properties of Solvent-Cast Constructs for Tunable Biomaterial Scaffolds” with flying colors! It was exciting to see how much he has done over the past four years and how big of an impact he has had on the group. Many thanks to his committee members (and collaborators!) Drs. Eric Daniels, Brandon Krick, and Ray Pearson for their support, time, and knowledge. Excited to see what John does in his final year!