UTHSC Hosts Foreign Fulbright Scholar

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been selected to host Fulbright Visiting Scholar Mark Joseph Walker, PhD, from the University of Wollongong, Australia, for part of the 2005-2006 academic year.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been selected to host Fulbright Visiting Scholar Mark Joseph Walker, PhD, from the University of Wollongong, Australia, for part of the 2005-2006 academic year.

Dr. Walker is one of approximately 850 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals the Fulbright Scholar Program is bringing to the U. S. to teach and do research. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Dr. Walker, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong, is collaborating with Malak Y. S. Kotb, PhD, A. C. Mullins Professor in Research (UTHSC). He is investigating how Group A streptococcus causes invasive disease.

Dr. Walker received his doctorate degree from the University of Queensland, Australia, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the German National Center for Biotechnology, Braunschweig, Germany.

Recipients of Fulbright awards