Ex Linacre JRF, Dr Daniel Johnston, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work on new models of inflammatory skin disease in Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. 

Dr Johnston was Bryan Warren Junior Research Fellow at Linacre from 2017-2020 and is currently the AbbVie Newman Fellow in Dermatology, based in the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology, Dublin, Ireland. He will use his HRB-HealthImpact Fulbright scholarship to apply data from single-cell RNAseq studies to the in vitro modelling of the inflammatory skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The work will be carried out in Spring 2022 in the lab of Dr Jose Ordovas-Montanes of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University and the Broad Institute. He aims to draw upon his experience as part of Linacre’s welcoming Common Room to generate new relationships for the mutual benefit of his host institution, UCD and the Charles Institute, and inflammatory skin disease research in Ireland.

About the Fulbright Scholarship (from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, has fostered mutual understanding between the United States and other countries since 1946.

The program provides awards to approximately 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals each year from the United States and 160 countries. Fulbright is unique in its binationalism and noted for its merit-based selection process and academic prestige. Fulbrighters come from all backgrounds and are selected regardless of their race, colour, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.