SOP PhD student Elaine Enright awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Elaine was one of the 37 recipients of the Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2018-2019. Recipients were recently presented with Awards at a Ceremony in the U.S. Ambassadors Residence, Phoenix Park.
Students, academics and professionals from 13 HEIs in Ireland and Europe will go to 33 leading U.S. institutions to study and collaborate with experts in their fields. This year’s Fulbright recipients are from diverse disciplines spanning science, languages, technology, medicine, literature and the arts.
Ms Elaine Enright is a pharmacist having completed a BPharm at UCC and an MPharm at RCSI. Currently, Elaine is an IRC PhD Scholar based at the APC Microbiome Institute, UCC. Her PhD research investigates the influence of gut bacteria (the microbiota) upon oral drug delivery and efficacy. As a Fulbright Student Awardee to Purdue University, Indiana, Ms Enright will investigate the impact of gut microbial bile acid metabolites on the solubility and absorption of oral dosage formulations. Elaine is being supervised by Dr Cormac Gahan and Dr Susan Joyce.