UNL Biochemistry Professor Selected as Jefferson Science Fellow

April 10, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Concetta DiRusso, a biochemistry professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-15. She was chosen from a large number of professors nationwide who are accomplished in the fields of science and engineering.

The Jefferson Science Fellowship establishes a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The JSF program is administered by the National Academies and supported through a partnership among the U.S. academic community, professional scientific societies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

DiRusso will begin her fellowship in August.

"I am very excited to have this opportunity and hope this experience will be of use in furthering UNL's science and technology goals," she said.

She will be working in Washington, D.C., with occasional trips abroad.


Concetta DiRusso
Professor
Biochemistry
402-472-6504
cdirusso2@unl.edu

Heather Haskins
Student Writer

Dan Moser
IANR News Service
402-472-3030
dmoser3@unl.edu