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GlobalGatewayGrantSponsored by the Office of International Affairs Global Gateways, the Ohio State Graduate School and the Council of Graduate Students, the Global Gateway Student Research Abroad Grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate student researchers at Ohio State.

The grant provides financial support that allows students to undertake thesis or dissertation research abroad, and thus work toward the completion of their degree. Awardees also will assist the university pursue its strategic international goals by creating and bolstering relations with universities and other institutions across the world. All graduate students conducting such research abroad internationally this summer are encouraged to apply.

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BAF 0373The India Gateway hosted Ohio State senior leadership recently in Mumbai and New Delhi, taking the opportunity to showcase firsthand several long-standing partnerships, connections with prominent alumni and celebrate the university’s Sesquicentennial.

The Ohio State delegation included, Bruce McPheron, executive vice president and provost; Gil Latz, vice provost of Global Strategies and International Affairs; Anil Makhija, dean of the Fisher College of Business; Gates Garrity-Rokous, vice president and chief compliance officer; and Padmini Roy-Dixon, executive director of the Global Gateways and Partnerships.

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Abhay Satoskar, professor and vice chair of the Department of Experimental Pathology, was in Bangalore on November 28, 2019, to connect with potential collaborators and organizations focused on the tropical disease leishmaniasis. In July 2019, he visited the Institute of Microbial Technologies to discuss this disease.

Satoskar is currently leading an international research team that is backed by a $4.25 million grant to generate a genetically modified weakened leishmania parasite as a vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis. The vaccine, although currently intended to eliminate leishmaniasis, is a potential platform to develop vaccines for other neglected tropical diseases.

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