Three Bowdoin Seniors Receive Fulbright Research Grants

Three Bowdoin seniors, Kacey Berry, Jacob Blum and Emma Cutler, have received Fulbright grants to do research next year in foreign countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries, and grantees are selected not only for their strong academic background but also for their ability to bridge cultures. This year, five other Bowdoin seniors also received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and one received a language study grant.

Ketura (Kacey) Berry, a neuroscience major and history minor, will work in the lab of Ilona Grunwald-Kadow, a scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in a suburb of Munich, Germany.

Jacon Blum is heading off to Rome, Italy to join the lab of Maurizio Gatti, a scientist who works on the genetics of cell division, chromosome stability, and how these processes underlie the aging process.

Emma Cutler, a math and environmental studies major, will be returning to Sri Lanka, where she studied abroad in 2011, to continue research she started then that looked into the environmental impact of agriculture.

Read the full story about the students’ research plans.

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