Recently, a Scientific Computing doctoral alum, Evan Cresswell-Clay, received a U.S. Fulbright award. As a Ph.D. student, Cresswell-Clay selected Compartmental modeling of Calcium Dynamics in Astrocytes, for his research project. He will continue his research on astrocytes for his Fulbright project in Spain.

Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The Fulbright Scholar Award funds the promotion of international good will through the exchange of heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, university presidents, leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs oversees Fulbright Program operations throughout the world.

Cresswell-Clay is a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Currently, he is working on data-driven modeling of tertiary protein structures; he uses methods from information theory to infer spatial contacts from multiple sequence alignments.

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