Srebrenka Robic received a Fulbright

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GEP is pleased to announce that Dr. Srebrenka Robic of Agnes Scott College has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in Biology for the 2020-2021 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Robic is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research and/or teach abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

As a Fulbright Scholar in Croatia, Dr. Robic plans to integrate original genomics research into the teaching of bioinformatics classes, in collaboration with the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a consortium for undergraduate genomics research. With support from the GEP, she will organize and run a GEP-based workshop to train others, including professors and graduate students, in incorporating genomics research in classroom settings. She will collaborate with the Bioinformatics group of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Division of Biology, Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb on their ongoing research projects focused on genome evolution.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.