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Scholarship for advanced microscopy studies in the US

Alexandra Paul, researcher at Chalmers specialised in molecular microscopy, receives a scholarship from the Barbro Osher Endowment to support her visit at the University of Texas at Austin. 
Alexandra Paul receives 90,000 SEK from the Barbro Osher Endowment, which supports Chalmers researchers who wish to develop their research in collaboration with prominent researchers at universities in the United States.

 “I am very honored to receive the support to pursue my research at an exciting and world leading institution. I am sure, I will learn a lot during the upcoming year, and I am looking forward to an inspiring research environment at the Department of Biomedical Engineering,” says Alexandra Paul. 

In 2018 Alexandra Paul ended her doctoral studies on the involvement of lipids in the development of obesity related diseases at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers. In 2019 she received the Swedish Research Council’s grant for an International postdoc.

In her new research project, Alexandra Paul will use an advanced microscopy technique to investigate if and how lipid droplets are involved in progression of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease. 
This technique, coherent Raman scattering (CRS), is only available in approximately ten universities in the world, the University of Texas at Austin being one of them. 

The scholarship from Barbro Osher will provide for housing and travel during Alexandra Paul’s first year in the United States. 

Text: Susanne Nilsson Lindh
Photo: Martina Butorac

About Barbro Osher
  • Barbro Osher is the Swedish Consul General in San Francisco, and a well-known mecenate.
  • She is founder of the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, which supports cultural and educational projects with Swedish connection in Sweden and the U.S.
  • Applicants for scholarships through Barbro Osher Endowment must be researchers employed at Chalmers. More information on how to apply for the scholarships

Read more about Alexandra Paul’s research: Her vision: Early detection of Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Wed 15 Jan 2020.