Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Fulbright Scholar to study neurogenetics of sleep regulation

Stefana AlbuStefana Albu ’10, of Westford, Mass., was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany. The psychobiology major will work with Dr. Mayumi Kimura, who is internationally recognized for her work in molecular sleep research at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich. Albu will study the neurogenetics of sleep regulation.

“I immigrated to the U.S. at the age of seven. My parents reshaped their reality so that my brother and I would have opportunities unheard of in Romania. With their ambitious and humble outlooks on integrating, they truly fulfilled the American dream. It is their unceasing dedication and perseverance that has taught me that through hard work anything is possible.”