In May during a diploma presentation and hooding ceremony in the Jordan Hall Conference Center of the University of Virginia, Shawn Patrick Fahl was awarded a doctorate degree in philosophy and microbiology.
Fahl graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2001 and from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. in 2005.
Fahl's final defense seminar was, "c-Myb Mediates Survival, Proliferation and Differentiation During B Lymphocyte Development." He will be doing his postdoctoral research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He is the son of Susan and John Fahl, Williamsport.