Congratulations, Jonathan Udoff on successfully defending your dissertation and becoming Dr. Jonathan Udoff!

On August 6, 2014, Jonathan Udoff defended his dissertation to earn his doctoral degree!  Congrats, Jonathan!


I am proud that you were my first Ph.D student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program! It’s been great working with you and congratulations, Dr. Udoff!”

– Dr. Karen Emmorey

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Dear Jonathan,

Many congratulations on this huge accomplishment, Dr. Udoff! It has been wonderful witnessing your dissertation in the making from close by and watching you very successfully present your work at meetings and conferences. All leading up to this very special moment! Congratulations to Max as well, for sharing this important milestone with you. Best of luck in all your future endeavors, wherever these may take you!

– Marcel and Heleen

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Dear Jonathan.

As our resident expert on Jeopardy! you should be able to answer this one easily.

Answer: One day of examination and celebration

Question: _______________________________

Congratulations on your Ph.D., Dr. Jonathan Udoff! That is a huge accomplishment that requires a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication. Your perseverance over the years has finally paid off. I wish you all the best as you embark on a new and exciting chapter in your life.

– Steve



Congratulations on completing your dissertation and receiving your Ph.D! I learned a lot from you in the year I spent working with you in the lab, and am so happy for you. Best wishes for your future!

– Desiree Sasunian


Congratulations Jonathan!

Thanks for all your advice over the years. It’s been great getting to work with you. Best of luck to you in your next steps!

– Kristen


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Congratulations! A little bird (named Allie) told me that you are now Dr. Jonathan Udoff!!!! How wonderful! I wish you all the best for the exciting things that await you. I look forward to our paths crossing again in your journey.

Warm wishes,

– Brenda Nicodemus

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Congratulations Jonathan!

Thank your for being a great TA for Dr.Emmorey’s class.

– Hannah Bowley

Dearest Jonathan,

What’s up doc??? i can’t wait to see what words of wisdom you dispense after being crowned ‘doctor’. i’m very proud of you for reaching this pinnacle of your journey. take some deep breathes and savor the moment. in lieu of words of wisdom, i instead offer you this silly limerick:

there was a boy named jonathan

who was very cosmopolitan.

now that he’s a doctor

(we should celebrate with lobster!)

he can finally breathe in some oxygen.

Good luck in your recovery from grad school – i look forward to your future successes!


– Jill


Well deserved! Thanks for showing me around when I was in San Diego!

– Joshua Williams

Congrats, Jonathan!!

Now spread your Jeopardy knowledge to the world!

– Adam Stone

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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Your Ph.D.” Gluck!

– ETLP & Dr. Seuss

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Jonathan, it has been wonderful to meet you. Congratulations for having closed this important stage. I have no doubts you have done a very good job and I am looking forward to reading it. ‘Petonets’ from Barcelona!

– Celia

Congratulations Jonathan on your accomplishment! It seems like yesterday that you arrived in the lab for your first year and now I can no longer say, “What year are you in again?” You will be missed, but I know that you will continue to be a part of our large LLCN family.

With love,

– Allie


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Congratulations for earning a Ph.D. degree! You have earned every single bit of it! May this open many doors in life for you!

– Zed

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Congrats Jonathan!

You put some much hard work into this and I’m so thrilled I was able to work by your side during it. Welcome to the land of being able to put Ph.D. after your name!

– Jordan Weber

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Congrats for successfully completing your academics. Your amazing perseverance/dedication has paid off. Like Napoleon Hill said, cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprint of your ultimate achievement. Keep on living!

– Franco Korpics

Congratulations, Dr Jonathan!

It was great working for you and I hope a was able to ease off at least a little bit of the work load! Thanks for being patient with me while I tried to navigate through those complicated (for me) programs and I really wish you the best of luck with what ever you decide to do next ! But for now you’ve earned yourself a good holiday, so enjoy! Hope to see you and Sadie again someday !

– Mahie

We all start out little pups, and if we’re lucky, we find good friends to love us
and good mentors to guide and teach us.

……Yup, we definitely lucked out!





Much Love,

– Amy & Bean

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Dear Jonathan!

It was my pleasure to working with you for a couple of years. I remembered my first day in the lab, you welcomed me warmly. I thank you for that!

It’s exciting to see you defending your dissertation. You will do well.

I wish you the best of luck with your career.


– Cindy