Hardy wins East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship

May 24, 2011

Spring 2011 - Mechanical engineering graduate student Greg Hardy has won an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship. The EAPSI program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; an introduction to science and science policy; and exposure to the society, culture and language. Greg is planning to do research in Joseph Shapter's group at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, where he will learn high resolution imaging of planar lipid bilayers, using scanning probe microscopy techniques. At Duke, Greg works with Associate Professor Stefan Zauscher studying the interactions between membrane-proximal HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies and model lipid membranes.