Just a few days after beeing awarded the new “Outstanding Paper Prize” by the scientific journal Development, Natalia López Anguita successfully defended her PhD thesis on the “Impact of hypoxia on embryonic and extraembryonic stem cells and during differentiation via gastruloid formation” on the 14th of April 2023. Natalia joined the IMPRS-BAC in 2019. She conducted her PhD project in the Bulut-Karslioglu lab and is the first doctoral student in this laboratory to graduate. Congratulations! We wish her all the best for her future!