Ashley Uruchurtu

Postgraduate Award at Brown University, Brown University - Allergy and Immunology

Originally from Mexico, Ashley has called the UK their home since 2001. In that time, they have learned English, moved cities twice, and become an ambitious young researcher with a background in respiratory immunology. After graduating with a first-class degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, Ashley took up a research position at Imperial College London. At Imperial, Ashley took part in training and research visits to other laboratories in Europe. These visits imparted on them the immeasurable value of intercultural exchange and the importance of breaking down international barriers in science. For Ashley, the Fulbright award represents a chance to do just that. Ashley is particularly excited to experience graduate life at Brown University in the gorgeous city of Providence, Rode Island. As part of the Pathobiology PhD program, they will be undertaking classes, laboratory placements, and teacher training. They hope that this exchange will help them achieve their dream of creating new opportunities and avenues of investigation for future generations of scientists.