MCB Graduate Stephanie Schofield, (’23 CLAS), Among Ten UConn Fulbright Recipients for 2023-24

UConn had 10 students named to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2023-24, a record-setting number for the school.

Stephanie Schofield
Stephanie Schofield ’23 (CLAS) of Shelton, is spending the 2023-24 year at the Institute of Human Genetics at Heidelberg University on a Fulbright research award. (Contributed photo)

Among the recipients is Stephanie Schofield ('23 CLAS). Stephanie earned her UConn undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology with a minor in psychological sciences. She is spending 2023-24 at the Institute of Human Genetics at Heidelberg University, working with Magdalena Laugsch of the Heidelberg Institute for Human Genetics. She and Laugsch are studying the genetics behind hereditary neurodevelopmental disorders, with a focus on early embryonic human neural crest cell development. Schofield is planning to pursue a career in genetic counseling.

“Contributing to groundbreaking research while connecting and working with people from all over the world has been a highlight of my Fulbright experience,” says Schofield.  “Living abroad has revolutionized my view of the world around me. Heidelberg has very quickly become my second home, full of wonderful new friends, colleagues, and the most beautiful castle I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.”

The University of Connecticut has been recognized among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Program award recipients for the first time in school history. These results are from U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and were featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education on Tuesday, Feb. 13.