Taylor Awarded Fulbright to Spain
Will Study at University of Barcelona
Contact: Holly Foster 315-859-4068
May 27, 2003
Sarah Taylor, a May 25 graduate of Hamilton College, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Spain. The title of her project is "Theoretical Studies on Pharmacologically Important Proteins." Taylor has been invited to join in a research group at the University of Barcelona with Professor Modesto Orozco, a prominent theoretical biochemist. She will study an enzyme that is thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. The program is designed to give recent college graduates opportunities for personal development and international experience.
It offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the Department of State. The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 900 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
After completion of her Fulbright research trip, Taylor, who majored in biochemistry at Hamilton, hopes to enroll in medical school. She is the daughter of Carlton and Carol Taylor of New Hartford, Conn.