Michael Bukrinsky, MD, PhD, professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine, received a 2023 Fulbright Specialist Program grant in support of an international educational exchange with University of Ostrava in the Czechia.
Bukrinsky, who specializes in on HIV biology and inflammatory diseases and the interactions between HIV and cholesterol, is one of more than 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program this year.
Through his Fulbright, he will be visiting Czech Republic from Oct 3 to Oct 19, giving lectures in four cities (Ostrava, Prague, Ceske Budejovice, and Brno) and participating as keynote speaker in BIOCEV Days 2023, an annual scientific conference with poster session in Prague.
“I am very honored to become a Fulbright Specialist and will do my best to represent the best U.S. practices and knowledge with my projects, which is the main objective of the award” said Bukrinsky. “This opportunity will enable collaboration with Czech researchers on the studies of HIV infection and inflammation, their role in HIV-associated co-morbidities, and novel therapeutic agents that can be developed based on the new findings made in our lab during the recent years.”
Fulbright specialists are a diverse group of highly experienced, well-established faculty members and professionals who represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions. Recipients of the awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.