Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 10:30
Two recent graduates of Columbia College (CC’22) who were Neuroscience and Behavior majors in our Department were just awarded 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student grants. Congratulations to Kate Johnson and Steven Zeidin, as well as everyone who supported them in their time as undergraduates at Columbia College!
As Undergraduate Research and Fellowships reports, "As a Fulbright Scholar in Italy, Kate Johnson will work with local beekeepers and Dr. Luca Fontanesi of the University of Bologna to study human viruses found in bee products such as honey, beeswax, and propolis. Kate hopes to develop a novel viral analysis approach that can be used to study the distribution of pathogenic viruses across the region. Kate, originally from Napa Valley, CA, majored in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia College."
"Steven graduated from Columbia College in 2022 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Steven looks forward to the Fulbright US Student Program, where he will join the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden to research medical mistrust in the Swedish HIV+ community in order to investigate tactful patient outreach methods amidst severe disease stigma. Steven hopes this project will inform a long-term career in medicine, which he can both directly assist patients and better facilitate their entry into the healthcare system."
Kate and Steven are two of the sixteen Columbia University affiliates who received Fulbright Grants this year.