Hung Ryan Vuong

2017 Fulbright Scholar

Hung Ryan Vuong

Hung Ryan Vuong has earned a Fulbright Research Grant to Geneva, Switzerland, to study parasites.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“The Fulbright Research Grant will allow me to perform research on a parasite of great medical significance in an outstanding lab abroad and grow tremendously as a scientist while providing a unique avenue for me to pursue my interest in cultural and culinary exploration.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:

    • Graduates May 2017 from the College of Arts and Sciences with a biochemistry major.

Inspired By

“I would like to acknowledge Dr. Jill Steinbach-Rankins, Dr. Eugene Mueller, and Dr. Richard Wittebort for their help in achieving this honor. I worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Steinbach-Rankins’s lab for two years which enabled me to develop a wide range of research techniques and grow as a scientist. This in turn helped me become a more competitive applicant for summer research internships I applied to and the Fulbright Research Grant. She, along with Dr. Mueller, also wrote a letter of recommendation for my application for the Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP). Through the SSRP, I gained experience working with Toxoplasma, which enabled me to develop a compelling research proposal for the Fulbright Research Grant. Dr. Wittebort helped shape my interest in biochemistry and wrote one of the letters of recommendation for my Fulbright Research Grant application."

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    New Albany, Indiana
  • High school:

    New Albany High School
  • Parents:

    Huong Huynh of Louisville, Kentucky and Tuong Vuong of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam