MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Alumnus awarded Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain

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Georgetown University alumnus, Annahita Sarcon has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to conduct cardiac stem cell research in Pamplona, Spain. The award supports full-time graduate investigations for nine months, beginning Sept. 15, 2011. Following her graduation from Georgetown University, Annahita entered her medical training at the University of California, Davis. 

“It is an honor to serve as an ambassador of the United States in Spain and I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to my mentors at Georgetown University for their continuous support and guidance. While in the host country, I hope to be involved in the community and increase our mutual understanding to create opportunities for future collaborations amongst our nations.” 

Sarcon will travel to Pamplona, Spain to study roles for two potential stem cell therapies in animal models of post myocardial infarction-induced heart disease. She will be conducting research under her mentor, Dr. Felipe Prósper’s lab within the Centro de Investigacion Medica Aplicada (CIMA), affiliated with the University of Navarra, School of Medicine.

Posted May 17, 2011 by Elliott Crooke.