Dr. Samhitha Raj Joins Fulbright University Vietnam's Founding Faculty
By: FUV - September 12, 2018
Dr. Samhitha Raj has joined Fulbright University Vietnam’s Founding Faculty.
Samhitha received her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan.
Her dissertation work investigated how the thyroid hormone affect specific epigenetic changes and the significance of these modifications with respect to gene regulation has contributed to the field by identifying a novel and central role for thyroid hormone in regulating DNA demethylation during vertebrate brain development.
Samhitha is a strong advocate for scientific outreach and education.
While earning a Graduate Student Teaching Certification from Michigan, she served as a member of several educational outreach programs, which aimed to generate interest in research among underrepresented students within the biological sciences. She is excited about developing effective strategies for successful pedagogy, outreach, and promotion of diversity in the sciences.
She has continued her scientific outreach through teaching and mentoring in programs across the world and is thrilled to bring this experience to Fulbright as an educator and mentor.