Investiture 2017 Class Marshal: Gilbert Rahme

The Marshals carry specially commissioned batons engraved with the crest of the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies as they lead their peers in the Investiture processional to Spaulding Auditorium.

For the 2017 Investiture ceremony, we are delighted to recognize Gilbert Rahme as an Investiture Marshal.

Dartmouth College Office of Graduate Studies Investiture 2017, Gilbert Rahme
Home: Lebanon
Degree: PhD in Genetics (cancer biology) in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program

Gilbert received his undergraduate degree from Lebanese University followed by his master’s degree from the American University of Beirut and came to Dartmouth to complete his doctoral studies in cancer biology. His research focuses on identifying critical signaling pathways underlying the pathology of brain tumors, and he will be taking this knowledge to pursue his postdoctoral research in epigenetics at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Bradley Bernstein.

During his time at Dartmouth, Gilbert has been a most enthusiastic contributor to and participant in the academic and social life of the graduate community. It would not be an exaggeration to say that his efforts have been substantial in defining the character of graduate life at Dartmouth. Heavily involved in the International Graduate Mentor Program, Gilbert leaves this important organization after four years as co-chair during which he has been instrumental in developing the group into a substantial and meaningful resource for international students in the community. He was awarded the Graduate Community Award in recognition of his outstanding community service.

His academic achievements have been recognized by both Dartmouth and external organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research.