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Fulbright Scholar and IU Biology alumna [BS '18, microbiology] Madeline Danforth holds a sign that reads, "Mexico"--where she is teaching English for the 2018-19 Fulbright program.
From left, Greer Brown, Madeline Danforth, and Adam Smith received Fulbright awards for academic year 2018-19. Photo courtesy of the IU Office of National Scholarships and Awards

Indiana University was once again named the top producer for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. We're pleased to say that one of our students contributed to this honor. Read about that and two more bits of recent student news below.

For the fourth year in a row, IU was named top producer for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. IU Biology alumna Madeline Danforth, who earned her B.S. in microbiology with departmental honors last May, is one of the 2018-19 recipients—receiving a Fulbright award to teach English in Mexico. Danforth also earned a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in chemistry in May 2018. She has been passionate about improving and practicing her Spanish in order to eventually serve the U.S. Spanish-speaking population as a physician.

Madeline Danforth recently shared some photos of her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Tlaxcala, Mexico.

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Biologists’ discovery opens up new research directions in plant biology. Ph.D. student Brian Rutter, Professor Roger Innes, and lab members have developed protocols for purifying and analyzing plant exosomes—providing plant scientists with new ideas about how plants communicate with microbes. Exosomes may also be useful in agricultural and medical applications. Their work was featured in The Scientist.

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