Dr. Alan Jones, George and Alice Welch Distinguished Professor of Biology and joint Professor in Pharmacology has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Queensland in Brisbane for the Spring of 2013. There he will work in several labs, but in particular Dr. Jose Botella’s. The Botella lab studies the mechanism of resistance to necrotrophic fungi and Dr. Jones will apply his expertise on G proteins to this major problem for tropical crops. Our congratulations to Dr. Jones!
(From the Fulbright Program website):
"The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns."
"The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946."
"Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide"