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Alumnus Henry Meyer ’22 has been selected as a Fulbright research scholar, a remarkable achievement that supports his pursuit of new treatments for individuals with the most lethal cancers.

Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston Office of Communications “The primary aim of my research is to identify how radiation can be used to help the immune system target and destroy tumors,” Mr. Meyer said about the significance of his research.

Working at the Heidelberg Ion-beam Therapy Center and the German Cancer Research Center will give him access to particle therapy, a type of radiation therapy that is not yet used in the United States.

While pursuing his doctoral degree at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston, one of the leading cancer research institutes in the nation, Mr. Meyer decided to apply for the Fulbright award through Carthage, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in mathematics.

He credits his experiences with J-Term and Carthage Wind Orchestra and Philharmonic concert tours for giving him the confidence to live abroad in Heidelberg, Germany.

Further, he emphasizes his gratitude to the professors at Carthage who supported his academic journey, facilitated opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, and mentored him during the Fulbright application process.

Mr. Meyer is only the third person from Carthage to receive the Fulbright research scholar honor. Gregory Baer, professor of modern languages and director of student fellowships, acknowledges, “getting a research Fulbright, as Henry did, is very difficult.”

Supported by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is the premier source of cultural and educational exchange fellowships for American students. Carthage is a leading producer of Fulbright fellows, with 35 alumni receiving the fully funded fellowship since 2008.

Meet Henry Meyer ’22 in this alumni profile video.