Two UK Students Receive International Research Scholarships


Two students at the University of Kentucky have been awarded Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships (UGRAS) to continue their educations overseas in their perspective fields.

University of Kentucky juniors Tamas Nagy and Alexis Thompson received the awards, which offer up to $5,000 to cover the cost of the student’s individual research projects conducted abroad.

Nagy, a computer science and chemistry double major in the Colleges of Engineering and Arts & Sciences, will complete his project “Systems Biology of a Rotavirus Infection: Inferring Functional Host-Virus Genetic Interactions by Mapping Cellular Response to Infection and RNAi Perturbation” in Switzerland while under the tutelage of Lucas Pelkmans at the University of Zurich. 

Thompson, an animal science / pre-veterinary science major in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will finish her research in “Ideal Level of Slow Release Urea for Dairy Cows on a Grass Silage Diet” in Brazil under the direction of Marcos Marcondes at the Universidade Federal de Vicosa.


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