Chambers is a PhD candidate in microbiology and immunology.
Subrahmanian is an MD candidate with a residency in
pediatrics and global health. They were chosen to speak in
a vote by their classmates.
The graduation begins at 2 p.m. in a tent on the Alumni
Lawn, the green in front of the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning
and Knowledge. A reception will follow outside the tent
and will last until about 5 p.m. Before commencement, there
is an invitation-only luncheon on the CCSR Lawn.
As of May 29, a total of 208 degrees were earned at the
medical school during the past year, though not all degree
recipients will be present at the ceremony. The breakdown
of degrees includes 53 master's degrees, 79 doctor of
philosophy degrees and 76 doctor of medicine degrees.
Among the PhDs being issued are seven in biochemistry, nine
in biomedical informatics, two in biophysics, 11 in cancer
biology, four in chemical systems biology, three in
developmental biology, 13 in genetics, 10 in immunology,
six in microbiology and immunology, three in molecular and
cellular physiology and 11 in neurology.