Congratulations to Vivien Enriquez, who successfully defended her thesis titled “Influence of Vibrio fischeri colonization on Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) behavior and survival” on May 17th. In her project, Vivien demonstrated that ambient light levels have differential effects on squid survival in the absence of their symbiont, V. fischeri, and that hunting behavior matures differently in aposymbiotic squid reared in different levels of ambient light. Vivian’s work will be submitted for publication in the current months, and Vivien is off to UCLA to start her PhD in the Fall. Great work Vivien!!