Anna Truong Receives Fulbright Award

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Anna Truong, a graduate student in Prof. Emily Derbyshire's lab, has received a 2022-2023 Fulbright Award! The Fulbright US Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to facilitate cultural exchange and increase mutual understanding between people of the US and those of other countries. Mutations in Kelch 13 (K13) of the malaria parasite Plasmodium are notoriously associated with artemisinin resistance, an immense global health threat.  Anna's project, "Uncovering Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in the Malaria Parasite" will be hosted in Australia where she will be investigating the possible function of ubiquitination mediated by K13 in artemisinin resistance. Understanding this interplay between K13 and the regulation of protein ubiquitination may reveal novel mechanisms that underly Plasmodium artemisinin resistance.  Learn more about the Fulbright Program, the other 22 Duke recipients and where their studies will take them in Duke Today.