Sreerama earns Fulbright

Monday, April 5, 2010


Lakshmaiah Sreerama, professor of biochemistry in the College of Science and Engineering at St. Cloud State University, is a recipient of a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. The 12-member board of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship committee chose Sreerama for work he will do in the country of Nepal.

This is the first Fulbright award given to a faculty member of the College of Science and Engineering at St. Cloud State.

The Fulbright program, named for the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Sreerama is a graduate of Bangalore University in India where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees. His research interest is in biochemistry and biochemical pharmacology particularly anticancer drug resistance mechanisms and biochemical toxicology of environmental chemicals. He has been with St. Cloud State since 2000 where he currently teaches in the department of chemistry.

The department of chemistry at St. Cloud State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees emphasizing the technical and communication skills needed for a professional career in chemistry as well as pre-professional curriculum for medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and dentistry as well as graduate studies in biochemistry and related fields.

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