This is a great news to start the year! Natalia Szulc from the Laboratory of Protein Metabolism has received the Fulbright Junior Research Award! Our sincere congratulation! Natalia is the first person from our Institute to receive this prestigious scholarship!

The Fulbright Junior Research Award is a scholarship for doctoral students to travel to a university, research institute or NGO in the United States to carry out a project related to their dissertation topic.

Thanks to the Fulbright Junior Research Award, Natalia will gain experience in developing drugs based on targeted protein degradation technology. These are novel and promising therapies based on the manipulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system to selectively degrade chosen proteins, which allow targeting diseases such as cancer by directing the removal of tumor-promoting proteins.

Natalia will carry out a research project involving computational modeling of protein degraders at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an institute with world-renowned expertise in targeted protein degradation technology.