One MassBiologics employee said Dookhan even claimed to be working toward a doctorate at Harvard. Michael Gennaco, a quality control analyst at the time, said she announced during her second year that she had completed her dissertation.
“People were excited about that, saying what a genius she was, and someone put up a banner congratulating her,” said Gennaco. “Annie let it be known that she was the best. She was superproductive and supercompetitive and she took on a lot of responsibilities. She was going to run the lab. Well, we all got fooled, didn’t we?”Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus?*
(Do people in Boston not realize that you probably can't get a Harvard doctorate in your off-hours? How the heck did people not figure out that she liked to fib? I like to think that I have a decent bs detector; maybe it has to do with growing up in the Internet age, where most claims are somewhat checkable. I guess the issue is going from "Hey, Annie can't be trusted" and "Annie can't be trusted, and I'm going to go to a supervisor about her." Thank God I've never been in such a situation...)
*My simulation of a Derek Lowe post.