Host institution: Nencki lnstitute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Cell Biology
Grant category: U.S. Student
Project: Investigating the Phosphorylation of GRHL Transcription Factors
Academic year: 2016-2017
Grant start date: October 1, 2016
Grant end date: June 30, 2017
Marek Zorawski, a chemistry major from Minneapolis, will go to Poland to study the function of a chemical modification (called phosphorylation) to the GRHL family of human tumor suppressor proteins, hoping to understand this modification in GRHL proteins in order to eventually employ it as a novel cancer therapeutic strategy. Zorawski will volunteer with the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, demonstrating and explaining simple biochemical reactions for the public. After the Fulbright, Zorawski plans to apply to MD/Ph.D. programs and pursue medical research as a career.