University of Tulsa senior Caleb Lareau has been accepted into the Research Internships in Science and Engineering program sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD). The German national agency supports international academic cooperation and offers programs and funding to students, faculty and researchers in higher education.
Recipients for these highly competitive DAAD scholarships are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and innovative project proposals. Lareau is a biochemistry and mathematics major who has spent two summers working with top research teams in Germany. This past summer, he studied network-based genomic analysis software at Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich. Currently at TU, he is researching genomic data for people with Major Depressive Disorder in hopes of ultimately identifying novel genetic causes for the disease. Lareau is a past Goldwater Scholar, Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) participant and NOVA Fellow and has won many other scholarships and awards.
The DAAD represents the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination and establishing ties among institutions around the world.