Professor Garret FitzGerald was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the summer conferring ceremony here at RCSI on May 29th. This was a really special day for our laboratory as Annie completed her PhD in Garret’s laboratory at University of Pennsylvania back in the noughties. It was Garret who introduced Annie to the world of clocks and cardiovascular function. Garret has been a continued mentor, collaborator and significant influence over Annie’s career.
Garret provided the newly graduates with some excellent advice as they embark on their own professional career such as “not to be afraid to change your mind”, “ask questions that matter to you” and one that Annie often heard whilst in his company “focus and persist”.