Monday, April 29, 2024
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Jurnie Rosius, who will receive a BS in health and human physiology from the University of Iowa in May 2024, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research Grant in medical sciences to Germany for 2024-25.   

Hometown: Marion, Iowa 
Degree: BS in health and human physiology 

Could you give us a brief synopsis of what you'll be doing with your Fulbright? 
I will be going to the Technical University of Munich in Germany to study the development of radiation retinopathy after microbeam or conventional radiotherapies in mouse models of cancer.  

How do you envision this will influence your life/future career? 
I will gain a broader exposure to research in radiation oncology and healthcare in other countries that I can apply to my career going forward. 

What advice do you have for future students interested in applying for a Fulbright? 
I would say do not be afraid to apply. You have much more under your belt than you realize, so wholeheartedly jump into the process and you'll surprise yourself! 

Were there experiences at Iowa that inspired you to pursue a Fulbright? 
I knew I wanted to pursue a Fulbright when I began research in the Grumbach lab. I spoke with other lab members about their experiences abroad and how it shaped their careers as scientists. This inspired me to look into research experiences abroad and led me to the Fulbright program.  

Are there individuals you'd like to thank for their investment in this process?   
I'd like to thank my lab mentor Dr. Isabella Grumbach who first introduced and fostered a passion for the field of radiation oncology. I'd also like to thank the professors who supported me through this process. My human physiology professor Dr. Jennifer Rogers, my physics professor Dr. Ugur Akgun, and my German professor Dr. Kirsten Kumpf-Baele. They not only supported me in this application but also throughout my time here as an undergraduate student even after I completed their courses. Thank you all very much. 





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