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Graduate Student Barbara Casañas wins Chateaubriand Fellowship

05/08/ 2013

Barbara Casañas, a graduate student in our Chemistry Graduate Program, has just been selected to receive the Chateaubriand Fellowship sponsored by the Embassy of France in Washington, DC

http://stem.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

The Chateaubriand Fellowship will allow Barbara to conduct research for nine months in France as a way to promote collaboration between french scientists and scientists in our country.  The fellowship is a competitive fellowship.  The fellowship will provide a monthly allowance of 1400 euros, travel support and health insurance abroad.  The research will be performed in the laboratory of Prof. Bruno Bujoli in the University of Nantes.  Prof. Bujoli visited our campus on April 12 this semester to give a seminar as part of the RISE Program Seminar series.

Barbara obtained a B.S. for our campus in 2006, a M.S. in 2011 and is currently a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Prof. Jorge Colón.  Her Ph.D. thesis project is "Layered Inorganic Nanomaterials for Potential Cancer Therapy".

Congratulations to Barbara on being awarded this prestigious fellowship!