- Neuroscience and cell biology professor Federico Sesti in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will travel to Bangalore, India, to find out how to slow down mental decline as the body ages. Sesti, a leader in aging research, believes that organisms age because cells accumulate oxidized material – including potassium. Sesti‘s work will help researchers make strides in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s and other causes of dementia found in the elderly.
- African studies and history professor Kim Butler in the School of Arts and Sciences is in Brazil studying a 1970s era when black popular culture and the global black power movement in Salvador, in the Brazilian state of Bahia, helped transform the region into a flourishing African cultural capital.
- Two professors from the School of Environmental and Biological Scienceswill also do their Fulbright-sponsored research in Brazil. Eric Lam in plant biology and pathology will continue his work on improving biofuel production by enhancing plant sources. Daniel Hoffman in nutritional sciences will lead seminars and teach courses that promote an interdisciplinary approach to global health research and education, bridging nutrition and public health with economics, engineering, women’s studies and urban planning.
- Rutgers University-Newark law professor Mark Weiner will travel to Austria to teach courses in U.S. constitutional law and produce a series of documentary videos about Austrian conception of law.
- Philosophy scholar Martin Lin, in the School of Arts and Sciences, will travel to India to study classical Indian philosophy and its relation to 17th century Dutch philosophy on a unified underlying reality.
- Biology professor Daniel Shain in the Faculty of Arts and Sciencesat Rutgers University-Camden will conduct evolutionary biology research in Iceland.
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