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How to defend a PhD remotely

Nature, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

How to defend a PhD remotely

Alyssa Frederick wrote, “In November 2019, I conducted my PhD defence using the videoconferencing software Zoom. I had to do this remotely, because after handing in my thesis on digestive physiology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), I moved to the other end of California. There, I started a new job as a postdoctoral researcher at the Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML), part of the University of California, Davis. … I wrote this article to help graduate students and their principal investigators navigate remote defences, something that might become more common as we all adjust to the current coronavirus outbreak.