Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2016-2017 awarded

Friday, May 06, 2016

Undergraduate microbiology student Juan Pablo Munoz has been awarded the  Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2016-2017. The fellowship's purpose is to support undergraduates in pursuit of research in the field of microbiology.  Along with a monthly stipend, it covers his full tuition for the next school year.  

Read Juan's response: “I can't begin to express how truly excited and honored to have been chosen for the 2016-2017 Stinski fellowship. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge in microbiology as next year I will be taking Immunology and human disease, microbial genetics, viruses and human disease, virology laboratory and human disease, as well as honors undergraduate research under the instruction and supervision of Dr. Ellermeier.
I am currently deciding if I want to go to graduate school to further my studies in Microbiology, or if I want to go into dental school and apply my knowledge of microbiology in a health setting. Nonetheless, regardless of the path I choose, I know that research will be at the core of my future academic experiences. I know that the only way to further societal growth is by expanding our knowledge and what better field to do it than in microbiology.” 

The Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship is an endowed fund created with proceeds from a successful patent awarded to Professor Mark F. Stinski. Professor Stinski was on the faculty of the Department of Microbiology from 1973-2011 and continues his affiliation with the Department in Emeritus status.