Carnegie Mellon University
April 16, 2019

CB Undergrad Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

Siddharth Annaldasula, a computational biology major and undergrad researcher in Andreas Pfenning’s Lab, Siddharth Annaldasulahas been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship .  The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 and is currently the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake international study, advanced research, and teaching.  The program operates in more than 140 countries and awards around 2,000 grants per year.

Sid is currently conducting research in the Pfenning laboratory on the genetic basis of vocal learning behavior, which includes drawing parallels between bird’s song and human speech. He applied for the Open Study/Research Award which requires that the applicant design their own project.  He will be studying transcriptional regulation in cell differentiation in Berlin, Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics with Dr. Andreas Mayer.

Congratulations, Sid!