Jagiellonian University PhD students among Fulbright Junior Research Award winners 

Fulbright Poland

The Polish-American Fulbright Commission has published the list of winners of the Fulbright Junior Research Award 2023-24 programme. Two doctoral students from the Jagiellonian University (UJ) Aleksandra Synowiec from the Małopolska Centre for Biotechnology at the UJ and Mateusz Kucab from the Doctoral School of Humanities were among the winners.

The Fulbright Junior Research Award is a scholarship for individuals preparing a doctoral thesis at Polish scientific institutions. The aim of the scholarship, which lasts from 4 to 10 months, is to implement their own research project at an American university, non-profit research institute or non-governmental organisation in the USA, related to the topic of their doctoral dissertations.

Aleksandra Synowiec, under the supervision of Prof Craig Wilen at the Yale School of Medicine, will implement a project on the identification of novel cellular factors involved in human norovirus replication in a human intestinal organoid model.

Matthew Kucab will carry out a research project at Amherst College under the supervision of Professor Karen Sanchez-Eppler. The research will focus on Emily Dickinson.