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Introducing: USA to Australia Fellows

Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Wednesday, January 25 2017


Top Scholars Appointed

The American Australian Association’s Education Fund is pleased to announce the selection of three outstanding Fellows to the 2016 US to Australia Fellowships. The Fellows will be conducting cutting edge research in the sciences, mathematics and medical fields capitalizing on their background in Australia and America's geo-strategic research fields.   

The Education Fund

The Association annually awards Fellowships for postgraduate and postdoctoral research, in medicine, technology, sustainability, and engineering. Fellowships are awarded to Australian and American researchers through the Australia to US and US to Australia Fellowship Programs to promote advanced studies.  To date, over 250 Fellows have received awards totaling over $7 million.
The Fellowships are funded through sponsorship of key corporate members and a series of Annual Benefit Dinners honoring prominent Australians and Americans. Further information on the Education Program is available on our website.

2016 American Australian Association USA to Australia Fellows


University of Queensland Fellow
Jennifer Allen

University of Queensland/ University of Miami
Research Interest: Whale Song

Jenny Allen is completing her PhD with the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on cultural transmission in humpback whale song, examining song structure in the east Australian and New Caledonian populations. She holds a B.Sc. from the University of Miami and Masters from the University of St Andrews.


Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow
Devin Wahl 

Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney/National Institute on Aging
Research Interest: Alzheimers  

Devin's work at the National Institute on Aging inspired him to study at the University of Sydney. is work focuses on effective nutritional interventions to attenuate symptoms of an aging brain and reduce incidences of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow 
Kelsey Zimmermann   

University of New South Wales/Emory University
Research Interest: Neuroscience  

Kelsey Zimmermann is a neuroscientist working as a postdoctoral researcher in Sydney. Her research focuses on how stress affects the brain at different stages of development, with the primary goal of identifying pharmacological treatments that can be used in conjunction with therapy to combat anxiety and depression in adolescents.



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