Castro awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant
Carlos Castro, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the recipient of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant provided by the U.S. Department of State.
Read about Prof. Castro's related research using DNA origami to foil drug resistance in solid tumors.Castro will travel to Dublin, Ireland, and will be affiliated with the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) Centre and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from May – August 2018. The title of Castro’s research is “Multiscale targeted delivery of DNA origami nanodevices,” and the overall goal is to establish methods for the targeted delivery of DNA nanodevices to cells or tissues by incorporating the devices into biomaterials that can safely be injected into biological systems.
Castro said he is excited about the potential impact of the research collaborations he will be pursuing with AMBER, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and other universities in Ireland he hopes to visit.
“Collaboration with excellent researchers and the unique capabilities at the AMBER Centre will be a tremendous asset to my research,” Castro said. “I am hopeful this summer research stay can lead to a long-term collaboration between my laboratory and a couple of groups in Dublin, especially in the areas of biomaterials and nanodevice targeting.”
Upon his return, Castro said he would like to establish a foundation for future student exchanges to allow his graduate or undergraduate students to travel and work at the AMBER Centre or other institutions in Ireland and to host Irish researchers at Ohio State to work on joint projects. Visit nbl.osu.edu for more information about Castro's research and laboratory.
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, it provides grants for students and scholars to study, teach or conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright Scholar Program awards approximately 800 grants to U.S. scholars each year and operates in more than 180 countries. Anyone interested in the Fulbright Scholar Program should contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.